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 Post subject: Ford Hallam - introduction
 Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:01 am 
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I thought I'd get this section going and hopefully encourage some other makers to introduce themselves.

I'm Ford Hallam and I'm a full-time metal artist specialising (at the moment) on Tosogu,

I trained initially as a Goldsmith in the European tradition and them studied classical Japanese tecnique in Tokyo under Izumi Koshiro Sensei.

If you're interested you can read my bio here
and you can see some of my work here.

This is a tsuba I recently completed, an interpretation of the well known Miyamoto Musashi namako (sea cucumber) design. The little touches of gold decoration are applied in nunome zogan and are pure (fine) gold. The pattern is called ni-ju-kara-kusa and is associated with work made in Higo Province, which was were Musashi is supposed to have made is tsuba.
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You can see some more pics here.

kind regards to all,

Ford :ugeek:


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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Fabulous work Ford!

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Indeed. Over the top ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Thanks Chaps, much appreciated.

Lorenzo, when we say something is "over the top" we mean it's actually too much or bad behaviour that's gone too far :D ...unless that's what you meant :?


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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Ford, happy to find you here.

Welcome and great work as always.

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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I am very sorry Ford, that's not what I meant.
I do really think that you are a top level artist with a fantastic taste and incredible skills, once I thought you was just a natural talent but I know how much you push yourself to strive for perfection and so you are an inspiration for many people. Thank you and please continue showing us your wonderful art.

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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That's a gorgeous piece of iron - beautiful work! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Excelent work !


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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Here is the Hayashi version by the 5th Generation


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 Post subject: Re: Ford Hallam - introduction
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Thanks Gents, glad you like the piece.

Lorenzo, no need to apologise ;) ...I was only teasing you. I know what you meant :D

Jean, I think I may have lived in Higo once :geek:


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