Daniel has been working in the jewellery trade for just over 10 years, predominately in design and hand making of platinum or gold diamond rings. He is one of Australia's leading craftsman using the Japanese art of Mokume-gane which fuses several layers of differently coloured precious metals to create stunning laminated patterns in handcrafted jewellery.
Qualifications & Career Highlights
Bachelor of Visual Art and Applied Design
Daniel Cap runs his own jewellery manufacturing company by the name of Object Maker Pty Ltd specialising in Mokume-gane.
Originally from Adelaide, Daniel did an informal apprenticeship under Bell and Brunt jewellers after completing a Bachelor in visual arts and applied design.
Mokume-gane is a method of fabrication that begins with fusing layers of precious metals with different colours together.
The resulting metal laminates take on the appearance of wood grain which are then crafted to create unique rings, pendants and other objects.
The technique originated in Japan in the 16th century and is becoming highly sought after by those who want unique custom made jewellery. Learning the art of mokume-gane requires a skilled teacher and Daniel is happy to pass on his knowledge of how to incorporate this traditional technique into contemporary jewellery making and design.