Artist Blacksmith Design

Casting around for ideas, the artsmith must look at many influences from nature to architecture and beyond. This book looks at the unique design approaches and influences of metal artists, from sketching with wire to paper templates.

Artist Blacksmith Design

Blacksmithing in the modern age has become as much about art as it is about shaping metal. The artist blacksmith must rely on an ability to design to produce original and enduring metalwork, turning steel into sculpture, welding details together in the forge. Casting around for ideas, the artsmith must look at many influences from nature to architecture and beyond. This book looks at the unique design approaches and influences of metal artists, from sketching with wire to paper templates. From the natural world to historical references, artist blacksmiths develop their ideas and hone their techniques. The variety of methods employed is endless and their ingenious solutions endlessly fascinating.David Freedman, an artist blacksmith for over 20 years, draws upon his own work and influences as well as the masterful work of blacksmiths and metal artists he admires. With design sketches, scribbles, photos and ideas from diverse strands of the craft, David looks at what makes good craft skills into great pieces of art, providing inspiration for anyone interested in metalwork and design.Artist Blacksmith Design features the work and design ideas of seasoned artist blacksmiths Brian Russell and Stephen Rook as well as the unique work of Bex Simon and incredible wire work of Portuguese artist David Oliveira.

Artist Blacksmith

The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.Topics covered include: the ...

Artist Blacksmith

The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.Topics covered include: the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil, drawing down, bending, upsetting and spreading, hot cutting, punching, and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

The Artist Blacksmith

The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills.

The Artist Blacksmith

The Artist Blacksmith is the essential handbook for anyone interested in bringing a creative, contemporary approach to this ancient craft, and for those already hooked who want to improve and expand their skills. Topics covered include the range and use of tools and materials; fundamental blacksmithing processes; working at the anvil; drawing down, bending, upsetting, and spreading; hot cutting; punching; and finally, twisting and joining. Illustrated with over 200 diagrams and photographs, The Artist Blacksmith will provide an introduction to the beginner and valuable information for the more experienced smith looking to expand their workshop.

Artist Blacksmith Sculpture

This collection is also a source of inspiration for those interested in garden design and garden art as well as public sculpture.

Artist Blacksmith Sculpture

David Freedman has taken the art of blacksmithing in a new direction. His metal work ranges from giant insects in the woods of Scotland to seaweed inspired gates on the Cornish coast, ethereal deer in the ancient forests of England and organic seats in some of the UK's finest historic gardens. David's unique sculptural metalwork is shown here at its best, set within the landscape that inspires its creation. David has been forging creative metal sculptures, delicate copper water features, decorative wrought ironwork gates and much more for over 20 years from his backyard workshop in the UK. Rather than a beginner's guide or a blacksmithing manual, this book is more than a catalogue of David's work, with stunning photographs, design notes and sketches as well as perspectives from blacksmiths around the world and a look into the forge, past and present, giving a unique window into the ancient yet ever evolving blacksmith's craft. This collection is also a source of inspiration for those interested in garden design and garden art as well as public sculpture. David is also a writer of articles and fiction. His children's book Stunt Crow is available on Amazon and Jewel of The Brook is forthcoming.

The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith

The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know.

The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith

"The Art and Craft of the Blacksmith is a visually stunning introduction to the tools, techniques, and traditions every modern smith needs to know"--

Creative Blacksmithing

Discover the thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. This book shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started.

Creative Blacksmithing

Discover the thrill of working with hot metal and creating your own pieces. This book shows you how: with lavish photographs, it captures the excitement of working at the fire and explains the techniques to get you started. Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations. Step-by-step instructions to shaping, bending, splitting and drawing down hot metal are given along with advice on traditional methods to fasten metal pieces together. Projects included in this new book are making a hanging basket bracket and a toasting fork. Aimed at blacksmiths, sculptors, metal workers and farriers, Creative Blacksmithing explains the techniques required to get started, how to make your own tools and tongs and how to help create your own designs, in particular leaves and organic forms. Superbly illustrated with 176 colour photographs.

Forged Architectural Metalwork

Contemporary forged architectural metalwork can now be seen all over Britain, but the names of the makers are far less well known that those of people in other crafts.

Forged Architectural Metalwork

Hot-forging iron - blacksmithing- is a craft that evokes a passion, yet demands commitment from practitioners because it is just too much like hard work to undertake lightly. In recent years it has grown and flourished, yet remains a unsung craft success story. Contemporary forged architectural metalwork can now be seen all over Britain, but the names of the makers are far less well known that those of people in other crafts. Good architectural metalwork comes into its own as part of a particular building or space. A good gate, grille or balustrade looks so self-evidently right in its setting, that is origin seems almost beyond question. Written by a leading artist blacksmith, and illustrated with one hundred and eighty photographs and fifty drawings by the author, "Forged Architectural Metalwork" discusses design, construction, finishing and installation; and describes the wide range of concerns and skills required by smiths working in the architectural field today.

The Everyday Blacksmith

Nicholas Wicks is a blacksmith and writer based in Maine. His family ... Jim is a
well-respected member the British Artist Blacksmith Association, and his award-
winning designs have been featured across Europe. www.blazingblacksmith.co.
uk ...

The Everyday Blacksmith

With The Everyday Blacksmith, learn to make hooks, spoons, and tools of all sorts. This essential blacksmith's reference includes many projects contributed by leading blacksmiths from around the world, each featuring plenty of opportunity for variation. For centuries, blacksmiths were the craftsmen and artists that worked society's most important material—iron. Blacksmiths were not only a fixture in their community, they helped shape that community through their particular method of making the hinges, hooks, brackets, and tools their neighbors used every day. Blacksmithing today is enjoying a resurgence. Our modern society has discovered that no amount of technical perfection replaces the feeling of picking up a hand-forged object, knowing that it was shaped by an individual's creativity and physical effort. Modern smiths can use the first section of The Everyday Blacksmith as a reference for shop basics: safety, equipment, and techniques. These basic techniques are illustrated through a series of projects. It also covers methods for finishing pieces. In the second section of the book, you'll find a step-by-step guide to a diverse range of essential blacksmith projects. Projects are structured by category and difficulty. The emphasis is on the accessibility of techniques, functionality of projects, and diversity of design. The Everyday Blacksmith is sure to become every shop's go-to reference.

Samuel Yellin Metalworker

The scale of this work is sometimes overwhelming. There is a complete list of Yellin's works recorded on job cards. These cards will help researchers in locating samples of this incredible work.

Samuel Yellin  Metalworker

Samuel Yellin, Metalworker is a photographic essay and documentation about the master artist-blacksmith Samuel Yellin representing the culmination of 19th-century wrought iron design and fabrication. This book is the only attempt to record carefully the evolution of this artistic giant. In Philadelphia, from 1909 to 1940, Yellin created wrought iron work for major clients and architects throughout the US. There are the historic photos of Yellin and those who worked in this famous shop. Better are the many pages of his wrought iron, each piece speaking volumes. There are gates, railings, keys, locks, fireplace sets, lighting devices, and whimsical creatures. The scale of this work is sometimes overwhelming. There is a complete list of Yellin's works recorded on job cards. These cards will help researchers in locating samples of this incredible work. Samuel Yellin's masterpieces remain an important subject to examine, not only for blacksmiths but also for artists, architects, interior designers, historians, and anyone who works with or enjoys metalwork.

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

This book describes and illustrates the concerns and techniques involved in making this kind of sculpture, covering such topics as the role and purpose of sculpture, the particular qualities of sculpture made from scrap metal, and the ...

Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

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.

Coal Forge Handbook

Coal Forge Handbook


Telephone Magazine

7 . entire design harmonizing with that substantial , modern structure , and is in
keeping with the art metal enrichments of the interior , the design being a fine
example of the grotesque in which the German blacksmiths revelled some
centuries ...

Telephone Magazine

Vols. 1-2 include a "Syntopical index to current electrical literature".

The Anvil s Ring

By Al Butlak , New York State Designer Blacksmiths Affiliate WAB their unique
flag stand design . Western Reserve Artist Blacksmiths of Ohio came in second
with their unusual harp design , followed third by the Arizona Artist Blacksmiths
with ...

The Anvil s Ring


Who s Who in American Art 2007 2008

Teaching : teacher , advanced blacksmithing and design workshops for profis .
Awards : Gold ... Mem : Artist Blacksmith Asn Am ( pres , 83 - 84 ) ; Brit Artist
Blacksmith Asn . Media : Hot forged iron , bronze , copper , aluminum , paint .
Specialty ...

Who s Who in American Art 2007 2008


Art and Landscape

This was given important stimulus in 1968 , with the appointment of David
Harding as town artist to Glenrothes New Town in ... for example in Leith ,
involved the painting of gable ends and the use of artist blacksmiths in street
furniture design .

Art and Landscape


Who s Who in American Art

Awards: Award for Excellence in Design, Cincinnati Crafts Fair, 83; Gold Trouser
Button, Ctr fòr Metal Design, Aachen, WGer, 86. Mem: Artist Blacksmith Asn Am (
pres, 83-88); Brit Artist Blacksmith Asn. Publ: Dir, Forging Stone Cutting Tools ...

Who s Who in American Art


Interior Design Handbook

Artist blacksmiths ; consultants in design and restoriation of ornamental ironwork ,
both hand forged and cast . Period and contemporary work from furniture and
fittings to large architectural commissions . lan Firth Hardware Ltd , Lady Ann ...

Interior Design Handbook


California Design 1910

With one uncle a designer and maker of fine furniture and another an art
blacksmith , Meyer was often in their respective shops and could do competent
work in both crafts before he was fifteen . In 1888 he came to California to visit an
uncle ...

California Design 1910

Reprint of the 1974 edition published by California Design Publications. Name index added. On the Arts and Crafts Movement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR