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 Metal Art Copper Sculpture, Metal Artists, and Metal Art Copper Sculptures. 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 Metal Art Copper Sculptures information webpage:
âCopper sculpture is a very old art form and in the Americas it can be traced back to Purepecha Indians of Central Mexico. The first shaping of copper was done to create farming and domestic implements and weapons by hammering copper ingots into shape.
Modern copper sculptures are created using techniques and technology far advanced from the beginnings of the art form. While many technologies may be used, the most common and popular is to creates a sculpture by shaping separate pieces of copper sheeting then weld them together. This allows the sculptor to produce as large a piece as he desires.
The process begins with the forming of the copper sheets into bowl shapes. This allows the sculptor to then heat the forms and hammer them into the rough desired shape. If gaps appear in the metal during the shaping process, these are filed using welding rods. The artist usually works with a paper pattern to guide him in both the initial sheet metal cutting process and well as in the shaping.â
There is plenty of more information on the new general information Metal Art Copper Sculpture 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.