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Silversmithing - A Contemporary Guide to Making

By Brian Hill , Andrew Putland

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ISBN: 9781847976154
PUBLISHED: 17/02/2014
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 594 colour photographs

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 to 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:

  • Comprehensive account of manufacturing techniques
  • The cultural and historical context of the making and crafting of silverware
  • Unique collection and profile of designers in handmaking, production and technology
  • Practical hands-on advice throughout the chapters
  • World-class examples of surface decoration and specialist aspects of the craft

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Latest Reviews
" What happens when two highly respected English silversmiths join to write a book on silversmithing? You end up with a beautiful reference that should reside in the library of not only every student silversmith, but every decorative arts curator, appraiser, and antique dealer. "
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Reviewed By: Society of American Silversmiths

" The book certainly fulfills its purpose and acts as an excellent reference for those already practicing silversmithing or those who have a developing interest in the field. "
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Reviewed By: The Jeweller

" This is a wonderful book for all silversmiths and enthusiasts who are keen to understand past techniques and catch up with all the latest techniques of modern silversmithing. "
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Reviewed By: British Silver Week

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