Alternative material for craft : an experimental research of patination technique on zinc / Noor Adila Mohd Rajili

Mohd Rajili, Noor Adila (2006) Alternative material for craft : an experimental research of patination technique on zinc / Noor Adila Mohd Rajili. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


The craft and zinc industry has been considerable as one of the economic resource to
Malaysiao Since it is cheap and enables to apply in various surface finishes, zinc has a
potential in producing craft item. Furthermore, it also can be decorated using patination
technique, which will produced colours on the surface of metal. In Malaysia, many
individuals are not recognized this patination technique. Therefore, the main practical
objective of this research is to test the feasibility by introducing the alternative material'
and the appropriateness of the integration ofzinc and patination technique in craft items.
This research was conducted by experimental project on zinc and the surface treatment
Surface treatment can be divided into two techniques, which is surface finishes and
surface colours technique. There are four types of surface finishes that applied on zinc
and seven techniques or recipes of patination for surface colours. Experiments on
patination technique were carried out with the application of chemical onto zinc surface.
The results from the experiments were used to create a craft product and as a reference
materials on the application of the integrated process. A questionnaire is also been used
in gathering a data on consumer knowledge and view on zinc as an alternative material
and patination technique as well as their preference on craft products, patterns, surface
finishes and surface colours. An interviews and observation are also utilized to establish
the local craft development in terms of craft producers and items in Malaysia's market.
Zinc is able to be an alternative material in producing craft items such as jewellery,
household and souvenir in Malaysia. The uses of zinc in making craft items and the
application of patination are simple and suitable to be practiced in craft industry either
for small or medium scale.
The project's findings from the research process proved that zinc can be integrated with
patination technique as a decorative process in craft items. Moreover, these findings are
not to compete with the current material or metal used in producing craft, but to pave the
way for a new alternative material in Malaysian craft item and indirectly to up grade the
economy and social challenges in the future.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Mohd Rajili, Noor Adila
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Arts and crafts movement
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > Decoration and ornament. Design > Special subjects for design
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Art and Design
Keywords: Craft, patination technique, surface treatment, Zinc, craft industry
Date: 2006
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