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The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
     

The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques

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by Marthe Le Van
 

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From Penland, the premier academy for fine crafting, comes a jewel of a volume: a splendidly photographed combination of how-to manual, coffee table book, and reflective essays. On breathtaking display are the skills of 10 contemporary jewelers who have taught at the school, each possessing a special expertise. From John Cogswell's handsome forged metal to Heather

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From Penland, the premier academy for fine crafting, comes a jewel of a volume: a splendidly photographed combination of how-to manual, coffee table book, and reflective essays. On breathtaking display are the skills of 10 contemporary jewelers who have taught at the school, each possessing a special expertise. From John Cogswell's handsome forged metal to Heather White's innovative casting, the material here is inspirational.

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Library Journal
This is the third in a series of master-class books from North Carolina's Penland School of Crafts, following popular guides to ceramics and handmade books. Each chapter/lesson includes the author's personal experiences with jewelry making, a hands-on photo demonstration of working techniques, and a gallery of other artists' works in contemporary style. Like its predecessors, this book provides insights into the techniques and philosophies of established artist-teachers and is recommended for academic and public library crafts collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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“An extraordinary exploration of jewelry making, the creative process, and reflections on life itself  — a lovely, thoughtful and inspiring book.” — Charlene Sevier
 
The Penland Book of Jewelry is a remarkable book showing the work and techniques of master artisans. Believe me when I tell  you this is a MUST have book. Every master in her or his own craft has incredible information and wonderful images..” — Lorena Angulo blog

 

"I cannot do justice to these inspirational books! Every single page evokes emotion! I must admit it is the same deep emotion that wells up in me, whenever I wander through an art museum. Each page causes me to pause and admire it for more than a moment. I promise, the caliber of artistry will take your breath away! There are hours upon hours of motivational brilliance in each of these books." — Metal Clay Today
 

“The esteemed Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina has produced an incredible book by ten master jewelers who are also Penland instructors. This glossy, 9 x 12-inch book explains in detail multiple metalsmithing processes, including electroforming, etching, and hydraulic forming, through beautiful photography in a step-by-step format. The book also covers forging, steel fabrication, lost wax casting, gold alloying, mold making, the use of alginate molds, and goldsmithing basics of rolling sheet and wire from ingots. In addition to its too-pretty-to-be-used-in-the-studio appearance, the book offers a Gallery section in each chapter, where each instructor shares work by fellow artists whom he or she admires. This book is a must-have for anyone who likes to connect written information with clear illustration. The Penland Book of Jewelry fills in crucial information often lacking in this genre, primarily due to each instructor's willingness to share the tricks and techniques that have brought him or her acclaim.” — Art Jewelry

 

“I love The Penland Book of Jewelry. It has been a favorite of mine since it was first published in 2005. Lark recently released it in a sturdy paperbound version. In this book, you'll experience the teaching of Marilyn da Silva, John Cogswell, and Tom McCarthy to name a few, along with seven other wonderfully talented instructors. The book is filled with page after page of inspiration. If you're a jewelry lover, you won't be disappointed..” — Catherine Davies Paetz blog

 

“Ten jewelry artists who have taught at the Penland School of Crafts--Marilyn da Silva, John Cogswell, Jaime Pelissier, Rob Jackson, Heather White van Stolk, Jan Baum, Tom McCarthy, Maria Phillips, Mary Ann Scherr, and Douglas Harling--instruct in their area of expertise and give insight into the creative process. Each artist's chapter contains an illustrated hands-on section; an essay describing the person's history, inspirations, and working method; and a gallery of other artists' work. Overall, more than 75 artists' works are pictured.” — American Craft

“Each artists’ profile describes not only the roots of their inspiration but photos of many of their beautifully crafted pieces to inspire others to start their own journey of learning, collaborating, and teaching others.” — Craft Gossip

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579906986
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
10/01/2005
Series:
Penland Series
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like feeling like you have been in a personal 'technique' interview with each artist, you will love this book. I found it very interesting learning about how each artist and how they arrived at where they were. They had struggles and learning experiences just as I do. Each artist also has an individual project to share. I look forward to trying some of these projects. This book was great for me because it verified they creating is a journey and they you only improve with application.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book to inspire your creative soul.