PART II: TECHNIQUE AND TOOLING

THE HAND-FORGED AESTHETIC

This forged chandelier has elements that are obviously handmade but still clean and precise. Multiple surface textures make the elements stand out and help the viewer differentiate it from something mass-produced. All pieces are held together with tension and can easily be released by pulling the central pin.

THE GOAL OF THE PROJECTS IN THIS BOOK IS TO CREATE PIECES OF FUNCTIONAL ART, FULFILLING BOTH THE ARTISTIC AND PRACTICAL POTENTIAL OF THE CRAFT OF BLACKSMITHING. THROUGHOUT MUCH OF HISTORY, ...

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