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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Copper continued ...

After painstaking hours upon hours of sawing and filing my components the pieces of my jigsaw were starting to come together. Only now do I truely understand the blood sweat and tears that go into sculptures! - quite literally in my case I may add - **  note to self filing small triangles into sharp points make mini hazards to fingers**  yet another battle scar to add to the collection and I carried on. 
Now the base metal was prepped it was time to let loose my textile mind and begin the layers of textures which also act as a great stress relief?! Oh the fun to be had with a hammer....

The contrast here of the smoothness of the natural copper to the surface texture I had created by hand gave me great inspiration to how the intricacy of my design could be given more depth 

Copper catch up

A few months ago I began my journey In the world of metal work and silversmith and gave you a few posts in the early days of this new venture. My intentions were to photograph and share with you the progression of my first collection ... But alas I got swept away in the magic and I am only now getting round to writing again. So here is a quick catch up of my work - watch and see the metal transform from raw materials into their wearable form. I certainly have a new love in my life!! I'd love to know what you guys think ..