Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

by Peter Parkinson


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Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal by Peter Parkinson

Transforming unlikely pieces of scrap metal into significant works of art - giving new life to things we throw away - is an accessible, creative, and fulfilling activity. This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, looking behind the work at the richness and diversity of an area of sculpture that deserves to be far better known. Topics covered include the role and purpose of sculpture, the particular qualities of sculpture made from scrap metal, and the practical processes involved in its making. It also covers sources of scrap metal, identifying metals, reviewing metalworking techniques, creative approaches, different types of sculpture, and the making, finishing, and installation of pieces of sculpture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785000218
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 840,129
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Parkinson is an artist blacksmith, making pieces of contemporary metalwork and public art. His work can be seen in public buildings and spaces in many cities in Britain. He also teaches short courses on blacksmithing and is the author of The Artist Blacksmith and Forged Architectural Metalwork.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 So Urging Scrap Metal 11

2 Identifying Metals 17

3 Metalworking Techniques 25

4 Approaching Sculpture 41

5 Types of Sculpture 61

6 Making Sculpture 69

7 Finishes and Finishing 83

8 Installation 91

Further Reading 95

Index 96

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