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Silversmithing

A Contemporary Guide to Making

By Brian Hill, Andrew Putland

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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 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 AUTHOR: Brian Hill is an established figure in silversmithing, and brings together his skills, experience and enthusiasm in this book. Brian taught silversmithing at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester for forty years. He now works as a consultant secretary to the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council, as well as serving on the Craft and Industry Committee at the recently opened Goldsmiths' Centre. Much of his work and the work of co-author, Andrew Putland, is represented in this book. Andrew Putland is an established figure in silversmithing, and brings together his skills, experience and enthusiasm in this book. After studying at the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Andrew went into a silversmithing partnership, setting up Padgham and Putland over thirty years ago. Much of his work and that of co-author, Brian Hill, is represented in this book. 594 colour photographs

Product code: 9781847976154

ISBN 9781847976154
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H260xW215xS21
No. Of Pages 208
Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this book explains the techniques and opportunities that exist for designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis to creating stunning and innovative designs, and illustrates this with case studies from leading silversmiths.