Copper Cuffs - Air-Chased & Fold-Formed
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Chasing Over Air
Earlier this year I embarked on a new adventure and learnt about Air Chasing, a technique of forging copper using hammers, daps and a vice. It has given me the opportunity to be daring, funky and original in my creations and I am having so much fun!
The fact that this style is being appreciated and people are buying is very satisfying. This is what I do and my creativity is a means to earn a living too. It is nice to know that the work I do is appreciated.
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Let's hope the end result is worth the effort :-) I am working on my Escartists Exhibition pieces in copper which include a couple of sculptures, at least one clock, perhaps a couple of framed copper pictures and some new pieces from my range of fold formed and air chased jewellery.
At the moment there is a lot of this going on... but I don't have a lot to show for it because these pieces are for the exhibition and I am not making the designs public just yet.
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Last week I finally gave my new bench vice an outing and indulged in my latest favourite technique. Yes I know I seem to have several favourite techniques, but that is only because coppersmithing is so much fun! Air Chasing is one that is giving me most satisfaction right now.
Air chasing copper requires time and a lot of effort but the end results are spectacular and each piece is a one off! And that's why I do it :-)
Here are a few pictures of some of the steps I went through.
6 inches long .7mm copper sheet in the bench vice and textures using the air chasing method. This ..
Copper Pipe Cuffs and Bracelets coming soon to my online shop and Art in the Heart, Peterborough.
I spent yesterday having fun with copper pipes and up-cycling them to make copper cuffs with lots of lovely texture. Just need to do the antiquing treatment and take some pictures and they will be available to buy.
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