Sculpting in Wire

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A&C Black, May 8, 2009 - Art - 96 pages
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This is the third book in the new 'Basics of Sculpture' series, and is in the same clear and informative step-by-step layout. Very much aimed at beginners, there are six projects of increasing difficulty, aiming to teach people how to sculpt in wire from the most basic starting point up through to soldering. The projects start off by learning about wire and using simply pliers, and then how to incorporate other materials such as tin, feathers and wool. Finally the last project includes the use of some simple silver soldering. Clear step-by-step images show the processes involved in every project. Images of fantastic sculptures in wire by contemporary artists are scattered throughout, showing everything from life-size figures to sheep, elephants and even hats.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
1 GETTING STARTED
10
2 THE PELICAN
24
3 TORTOISESHELL BUTTERFLY
36
4 THE CZECHOSLOVAKIAN TEAPOT
48
5 THE SHEEP
60
6 THE BIPLANE
74
GALLERY
87
APPENDICES
94
INDEX
96
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Cathy Miles is a wire sculptor who graduated from London Guildhall with

an M.A. in Silversmithing, Jewellery and Allied Crafts, and who sells

her work at many of the big Craft Fairs such as Origin. She exhibits at

shows around the world, has won a NExt Move Award from the Crafts

Council, and has taught workshops at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum as

well as at the Oriel Davies Gallery and Liverpool Hope University. Her

work has appeared in many magazines including Crafts and Metro

newspaper.

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