Virtual Museum

Stenogravures

2018-01-26T15:27:05+00:00

Stenogravures -   miniature works of art, technology and plastic. Carolyn Clark gives introduces us to an unusual use of Bakelite Figure 1. Patent application (1919) for machine to produce stenogravure Stenogravures are miniature pieces [...]

Stenogravures 2018-01-26T15:27:05+00:00

Faturan

2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Faturan Ian Holdsworth and Ibrahim Faraj undertake an investigation into a mythical material. Figure 1. Friedrich Adolf “Fritz” Traun photographed in 1907 Figure 2. String of Faturan prayer beads Try this: Search eBay for Bakelite [...]

Faturan 2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

From Milk to Manicure Sets: The Casein Process

2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00

Casein plastic is noted for its colour and wide range of decorative effects. It was produced in white, delicate pastel shades, vivid hues and black, including metallic and pearl effects. Transparent colours were not generally [...]

From Milk to Manicure Sets: The Casein Process 2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00