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Silversmithing: A Contemporary Guide to Making
     

Silversmithing: A Contemporary Guide to Making

by Brian Hill
 

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As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this lavish book explains the latest techniques and opportunities that exist for today's designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis for creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with fabulous case studies from leading

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As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this lavish book explains the latest techniques and opportunities that exist for today's designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis for creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with fabulous case studies from leading silversmiths. Written by two experienced designer craftsmen, this book takes a fresh and exciting approach by converting craft theory into visual language that informs, educates and inspires you to try a new technique, extend your skills and develop your own personal direction.Topics covered include: a comprehensive account of manufacturing techniques; the cultural and historical context of the making and crafting of silverware; profiles of designers in handmaking, production and technology, and practical hands-on advice throughout, with world-class examples of surface decoration and specialist aspects of the craft. An in-depth and inspirational guide to 21st century silversmithing, aimed at all craftsmen - silversmiths, metalworkers, designers and jewellers. Lavishly illustrated with 594 colour illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847976161
Publisher:
Crowood Press, The
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
38 MB
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Meet the Author

Brian Hill taught silversmithing for 40 years. He now works as a consultant secretary to the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council, as well as serving on the Craft & Industry Committee at the recently opened Goldsmiths' Centre. Andrew Putland founded the silversmithing partnership, Padgham and Putland, more than 30 years ago. 

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