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From art to engineering

By Sarah O'Hana, Andrew Pinkerton and Kalsang Shoba


This paper describes work which emerged through a need to understand more about the potential of laser surface engineering for use in the creative industries. The method of creation of contemporary jewellery pieces and the resultant ‘Ocular’ jewellery series are described from the points of view of an artist and an engineer. The work demonstrates how laser controlled oxide growth on commercially pure titanium under ambient conditions can be used as an artistic tool by producing even, defined colours or by reproducing a simulation of freehand drawings on a titanium surface. It also asks the question: how different are artists from scientists and engineers

Topics: W720 Metal Crafts, W721 Silversmithing/Goldsmithing
Year: 2007
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3701

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