image Fitting in shape of beetle.

Fitting in shape of beetle.

Living National Treasure Morihito Katsura

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Detail

  • Category
    METALWORK
  • Size
    L2.5 W5.5 H1.5

Technique

Carving

Different sorts of chisels can be used to create various designs on the surface of metal. The basic technique is one where a chisel with a V-shaped tip is used to carve lines into the metal. In another technique a triangular-tipped chisel is used to make a series of fine lines, and in another an especially sharply pointed chisel is used to cut all the way through the metal.

ARTIST&WORK

image Morihito Katsura

Morihito Katsura

  • METALWORK
  • / Living National Treasure
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

About the Artist