I am also a great admirer of that teapot! At the mokume gane
exhibit at the National Ornamental Metal Museum some time back,
many people were. I have a couple of additional questions
regarding that wonderful vessel. I hope they are not pushing
beyond the point many people have about revealing their own
Anyhow, here goes …
The patterning on that piece was marvelous. How did you develop
the pattern? Did the amount of hand forging required to create
the blank significantly contribute to the laminar distortion to
create the pattern? Did you punch or grind to expose the
Once the pattern was there, it was nicely patinated. What did
I apologise if I am perhaps asking more than you wish to reveal.
If so, please put my curiosity down to my admiration of the
piece. I do think, however, that knowing HOW you did it will
only increase this admiration!
Thanks in advance …