Metal Corrugation: Surface Embellishment and Element Formation for the Metalsmith

Book  /  Technics
Published: 17.02.2006
Metal Corrugation: Surface Embellishment and Element Formation for the Metalsmith.
Patricia McAleer
Edited by:
Out of the Blue Studio
Edited at:
San Clemente
Technical data:
148 pages, paperback, colour images, text in English, 27.5 x 21 cm
Not for sale at Klimt02.

A MUST for personal expression in metalsmithing and jewelry. Heavily illustrated, 148 pgs, 4-color, 8.5 x 11" with techniques CERTAIN to generate enormous creative inspiration. Covers tools to achieve many textures specific to the process. Gallery, Projects, element construction & cold connections. One will find difficulty exhausting the adventuresome exploration & excitement available with corrugation. Here's a review of the book from metalsmith/jeweler guru Tim McCreight: "It doesn't take long to realize that crimping metal is work born in equal parts of enthusiasm, exploration, and diligence. One of the pieces made by the author bears the date 1992 and it seems like a safe bet that work on this book goes back that far. Trish McAleer has assembled a sophisticated reference that combines instruction with examples, shot through with encouragement and zeal. After introducing the history, geometry, and basic tools of micro-crimping, the author systematically applies the technique to a wide range of traditional and recent jewelry making processes. I think for the last decade McAleer started each day by saying, "Yeah, but what if . . . ". What if you want to set a stone on a crimped panel? What if you combine micro-crimping with foldfoming? What about die forming, repousse', and casting? All these are covered with technical information, process shots, and photos of finished work. If the venerable field of metalsmithing can be considered as a mansion, the author gives the impression of dashing from one room to the next to see how the process fits in each. Predictably, the fit is better in some areas than in others; great in foldforming, less exciting in fusing in my opinion, but that's not really the point. Readers will be carried along on the tour and stand a good chance of thinking up their own experiments before they get to the end.