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Silversmithing - A Manual of Design and Technique

By Keith Smith

ISBN: 9781861267986
PUBLISHED: 2005
PAGES: 168
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 8 page colour section; 40 b&w photos; 90 line artworks

The craft of the silversmith has changed little over the centuries, but the metal has always inspired craftsmen to develop new techniques and designs. This book explains those techniques and emphasises the importance of design to encourage students to be creators rather than technicians. The works illustrated underline the scope for imaginative and original thinking that is open to the modern silversmith.

Advice on the workshop, selection of tools, metals and health and safety Step-by-step instruction on the techniques, from simple sinking to more advanced handles Ideas for decoration, finishing and polishing Practical line-drawings and inspirational photographs

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