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A bit about anodised aluminium

Anodised aluminium is a versatile material that can be dyed, textured, cut and shaped. The sheet is anodised and the anodic layer is left unsealed allowing the material to be coloured and then sealed. It's the dying process that fascinates me most as there are endless possibilities in producing various colours, patterns and prints. The end result is a durable material with a high corrosion and abrasion resistance. On a large scale it is often used in architecture for building cladding, and for marine environments such as oil rig structures, ships hulls and dock components. However many artists use it on a much smaller scale as in my case to make colourful jewellery and sculpture.

Anodised aluminium samples dyed and printed by Jacqueline Denham.

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