I've been experimenting with embossing on paper, photographs, and copper foil. The effects are wonderful. I'm trying all different variations of patterns and colouring techniques. I'm going to initially incorporate these miniature pieces into the Arts Denman sketchbook project, being shown at the Denman Arts Centre in August 2011, and then work them into larger sculptures at a later date. I don't often keep notes on my process but I think it will be a good practice. I'll post pictures soon. Thanks for checking the blog!
I came across a fantastic youtube video today presented by master silversmith Davide Bigazzi. He's demonstrating chasing and repousse techniques. Check it out! Here's the link:
In the pursuit of metal weaving techniques i've come across some fantastic metal artists over the years. A few that truly stand out for me in regards to the quality of their work, and their willingness to share their knowledge, are Arline M. Fisch, Mary Lee Hu, David Paul Bacharach, and John Searles. Metal is such a wonderful medium to work with. I enjoy exploring all the textures that can be created, the variation of colours achieved, and the endless weaving techniques that can be applied.