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From 18th to 22nd May 2015, C.K.I. Italy held a Seminary of Japanese Cloisonné by teacher Kyoko Iio. The seminary took place in the Laboratory of Chignolo d’Isola (BG, Italy), just a few days before the beginning of the International Exposition in Florence.

THE TEACHER

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Kyoko Iio lives in Matsuyama (Japan). She attended the Faculty of Applied Arts at the National University of Fine Arts in Tokyo from 1975 to 1980. After graduation, she worked in Japan, France (Limoges, Morez) and in the United States. She took part with success in many exhibitions and contests of jewelry and enamel all around the world. She is expert in enamelling, silversmith’s art and jewelry

THE PARTICIPANTS

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OBJECTIVE OF THE SEMINARY

Creation of a copper mask with enamel, using the Japanese cloisonné technique (Shippō) based on the original sketches created by the students of the seminary.

Example of copper mask with silver wires, before and after enamelling (Shippō technique).

MATERIALS & TOOLS

  • Copper mask 18 cm x 7.5 cm x 0.8 cm
  • Silver wires 0.08 mm x 1.2 mm x 200 cm – 0.3 mm x 1.3 mm x 30 cm
  • Enamel colours
  • Hammers (plate and rounded) and punches
  • Tools for the repoussé process
  • Wire bending pliers
  • Scissors for metal
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