Hobart, Washington (PressExposure) October 29, 2008 -- Fistfire Metal Art has just released a new section of their website that has all of the basics on Coppersmith Metal Art Sculpture, Metal Artists, and Coppersmith Metal Art. This is part of a new community website that is all about Metal Art. Members and non-members can visit this Metal Art page on the FistFire website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com].
Here is an excerpt from the new Coppersmith Metal Art information webpage:
âThe basic technique of copper sculpting has not changed for hundreds of year. The shaping of the metal is done by hammering it into the desired shape. But copper is a brittle metal and if subjected to hammer force when cold, may easily crack or split. To prevent this from happening the copper is heated in a forge until it becomes malleable. Once it is soft, it can be shaped with no danger of cracking.
The heated metal is placed over specially shaped anvils and hammered into shape. The normal starting point for making small item like jugs and vases is to make a bucket shape and then, by using hammers of different sizes and head shapes, create the final object. Surface polishing is usually done with a smooth faced hammer, although unpolished finishes carrying a rough hammered look are also very popular.
High quality copper metal art is made out of ingots of copper rather than thin sheets of the metal. This is far more difficult but allows for greater variation in the thickness of different facets of the finished pieces - for example a jug would normally have a thicker base that the sides.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Coppersmith Metal Art Website that can be found by visiting: [http://www.fistfire.com]. There is also a special going on now that allow members to gain access to free ebooks and other free materials just for signing up as a member of the welding website for free at: [http://www.fistfire.com] Users should check back often to the Welding general page as more information will be added as the website expands and grows.
About FistFire: Fistfire is a Community Metal Art Site that brings users into a deeper relationship with Metal Art and Artists from all over the world, and other Metal Art community members.