The Artist Blacksmith
a romance and magic in the use of fire to transform such an
material into objects of utility and beauty, giving life to
Full Color, 8" x 10", © 2001
Order Number: SJ233............$50.00
explains all the fundamental blacksmit-hing processes in detail,
illustrating them with more than 200 diagrams and photographs.
Inspirational examples of the work of today's artist blacksmiths
illustrate the imaginative use of particular techniques in the
making of a wide variety of products. Written by a leading smith
and drawing on his wide-ranging experience, the techniques are
presented as the building blocks from which craft skills can
develop and individual designs can be created.
DVD. © 2007
Order Number: SJ234...........$50.00
in Action DVD
Parkinson, a former designer and art college lecturer, is
now a full-time artist blacksmith who has taught many short
courses in Britain and America. In this video Peter demonstrates
the fundamental techniques of working with iron and steel
with a view to using these skills creatively in designs. Subjects
include: tapering, upsetting and spreading, hot cutting,
punching, twisting, bending, joining, toolmaking, and finishing.