New Jewellery Techniques: Curved Scoring and Folding for Metalwork and Silversmithing

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New Jewellery Techniques:
Curved Scoring and Folding for Metalwork and Silversmithing
by Anastasia Young & Paul Wells

A detailed and abundantly-illustrated reference that focuses on the innovative curved score folding for sheet metal techniques to create beautiful, dynamic three-dimensional forms, much like metal origami, in jewellery and metalsmithing. 

Anastasia Young and Paul Wells, both renowned London-based jewellers, authors and lecturers, have created a practical visual handbook on curved scoring and folding techniques applied to jewellery and metalsmithing for small objects. The book's clear, hands-on approach, with explanatory photographs for each step, makes it an invaluable resource for established jewellers wishing to learn more about new techniques, jewellery students, home crafters and advanced amateurs. Readers will discover a variety of ways to score and fold metal and give it different finishes, shaping flat sheets into visually stunningly organic forms, including guides on the tools needed for each method. 

A final section contains useful resources, from a detailed analysis of score depth based on the gauge of the wire used (through diagrams to aid design and planning) to information about where to source materials and facts about metalworking and jewellery in general.

About Anastasia Young

Anastasia Young is a practising jeweler and artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. Her jewelry is renowned for its challenging themes and technical complexity. Examples of her work are held in the Science Museum, London and Central Saint Martins Museum, and she has won awards for her jewellery and her hand engraving work.

Anastasia is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, where she lectured and taught short courses in jewellery making for 20 years. She currently teaches at the prestigious School of Jewellery in the historic Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, England.

In 2017, Anastasia was appointed to the board of The Association for Contemporary Jewellery, and is also involved with the Hand Engravers Association and the Society of Jewellery Historians.

About Paul Wells

Paul Wells is an award-winning silversmith and jeweler, renowned for his use of direct metalworking techniques. Wells’ silverware makes innovative use of fold-forming and he has developed a method of creating curved scores which can be used to fold sheet metal in a visually stunning and unique style. His technique has been recognized by Goldsmiths’ Crafts and Design Council with two Gold Awards for Technological Innovation. Wells’ exploration of this technique has led to the production of intrinsically organic silver forms which almost appear to have grown themselves into existence, creating confounding biomorphic designs that are both functional and decorative.

Having taught at several London colleges for more than two decades, Paul Wells is a respected educator and keen advocate of fold-forming, and has contributed to many books published by Quarto, Thames & Hudson and A&C Black.

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Publisher: Hoaki
ISBN: 9788417656744
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 260 x 218 mm


Rebecca van Rooijen


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