A place where I can share with others my love of metalwork and to thank those who have helped me on my journey.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Older study in fold forming
Several years ago I assisted in a workshop taught by Harold O’Connor held here in Tucson. One of the techniques he taught us was fold forming. He called it smash and bash and gave credit to Charles Lewton Brain.
Here is a piece I created and I incorporated a tapered copper tail and a simple patinated surface.
My interest in metalwork began during the 70's and has continued. I also collect handwrought metal as objects of study and admiration. My work is concentrated in the processes of forging, raising and repousse/chasing. I work as a mechanical designer to support my family and teach metalsmithing workshop a few times a year. I am in debt to all those who preceded me and those who continue to keep this craft/art alive.