|By Peter Parkinson
There is a romance and magic in the use of fire to transform such an unprepossessing material into objects of utility and beauty, giving life to inert metal. This book explains all the fundamental blacksmithing processes in detail, illustrating them with more than 200 diagrams and photographs.
Inspirational examples of the work of today's artist blacksmiths illustrate the imaginative use of particular techniques in the making of a wide variety of products. Written by a leading smith and drawing on his wide-ranging experience, the techniques are presented as the building blocks from which craft skills can develop and individual designs can be created.
160 pages. Hardbound