Acrylic Samples (HC720)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Acrylic Samples

Date

1992

Materials and techniques

Laser cut
Linished
Polished
Heated
Drilled
Gold, silver and bronze foil backed acrylic

Dimensions

length (box):  16.3cm
width (box):  11.1cm
depth:  5.6cm

Object number

HC720

Category

Maker's statement

The shapes are cut from laser from gold, silver and bronze foil backed acrylic. The edges are linished and polished. The pieces are then heated to acquire a gentle curve and crazed finish. The pattern is created with a hard felt mop on the polishing motor and the backs are polished. The pieces are cleaned and drilled according to the templates for each design.

The silver findings are attached with small brass screws which have been soldered onto them. Once the nuts have been tightened the excess length of screw is cut off with a piercing saw and then the end is rivetted over the nut to secre them.