A place where I can share with others my love of metalwork and to thank those who have helped me on my journey.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I recently taught a two day workshop covering surface treatment of metal. It involved making at least a dozen or more examples of textures using hammers, stamps, punches, wire brush and the rolling mill.
Here are some examples of what was made.
wrinkled aluminum foil run through a rolling mill on sterling
small round chasing tool used to create dimples from the back on copper supported on wood
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.