Designs begin with sketches, followed by maquettes in card / copper until a satisfactory sculptural form is realised. Pieces evolve with consideration for a line and dynamic reflecting the maker's individual style. Realisation in precious metal follows using techniques of anticlastic raising, forging & gemstone setting. Anticlastic raising is the process of shaping a flat sheet of metal so that it has opposite curvature at a given point. The metal is repeatedly raised with various hammers and specialised forming tools, a process which compresses the centre and stretches the edges. Lightweight but strong and flexible pieces can be created conveying a fluid elegance. Once formed the piece is filed and polished. Colourful precious gemstones and diamonds are set into some of the work using traditional techniques.
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