Monday, June 11, 2012
COLOR, TEXTURE & CASTING for JEWELERS: Hands-On Demonstrations & Practical Applications by Carles Condina
This 128 page Paper back Publication was first published by LARK CRAFTS. The author Carles Condina is a professional studio jeweler and has taught for over 20 years. He has written several books : THE COMPLETE BOOK OF JEWELRY MAKING , GOLDSMITHING AND SILVER WORK and THE NEW JEWELRY. This book covers , in depth, a wide variety of techniques. This publication is also full of detailed instructions and the photography shows each step. Techniques included in this book is : Keum Boo . Plating . Melted Filings . Mokume Gane . Granulation . Texture & Finishes . Patinas . Microcasting Working with Waxes . Sand Casting . Cuttlebone Casting Ceramic Coatings . Closed Crucible Casting . You will also receive several stunning and brilliant projects to try your hand at. In the Introduction to this Book by Carles Codina. Mr. Codina Informs us that there is nothing random in Ancient Processes. The concept is to use anicent processes to develop a current design and be inspired by contemporary artists who are doing the same. Carles Codina has shared his vision, knowledge and techniques very generously in this book. Even though beginners would gleam useful instruction from this book, I feel however that it leans more to being written with the intermediate to experienced jewelers in mind. This is a marvelous book. The stunning and brilliant step by step photography is a huge plus. With that all said, if you have had experience with color, texture and casting or are taking a class at this time this book is a must have for your library. It will complement what you are learning and enhance your ever growing knowledge greatly.