Making Sculpture from Scrap Metal

Author(s): Peter Parkinson

Craft

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.

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Features and reviews in Crafts Magazine, Craft & Design and Metalworking World magazines. Reviews in GreatArt magazine, Sculpture Magazine and Crafts Beautiful magazines.

Peter Parkinson is an artist blacksmith, making pieces of contemporary metalwork and public art. His work can be seen in public buildings and spaces in many cities in Britain. He also teaches short courses on blacksmithing and has written two other books for Crowood: The Artist Blacksmith and Forged Architectural Metalwork.

General Fields

  • : 9781785000218
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : The Crowood Press Ltd
  • : September 2015
  • : 242mm X 172mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Parkinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 730.28
  • : 96
  • : 108 colour photographs