Reed Bowman

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2016

Artworks for sale: 15

United States

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  • Working hot.

    Working hot.

    Most of our shaping is done while the metal is cold, though sometimes it needs to be annealed (heated up to relieve stresses in the metal and make it malleable again). Certain processes have to be done hot, though, including piercing the metal for works we call 'collisions'.

    26 August 2016

    Piercing

    Piercing

    Using a conical mandrel to punch through hot brass sheet to create a torn hole.

    26 August 2016

    Raising

    Raising

    Raising a vase - the process of hammering a vase out of a flat sheet of copper. I don't actually do much raising in my current work.

    26 August 2016

    Tools

    Tools

    Some of the hammers we use to shape things, and the Beverly shear for curved inside cuts on brass sheet.

    26 August 2016

    Construction

    Construction

    A wallpiece under construction. Unpatinaed.

    26 August 2016

    Patination

    Patination

    Torch technique patination on a round vase of my father's design.

    26 August 2016

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