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Rob Koehl - Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:32amcopper | forged steel | stainless steel
This piece marks an important evolutionary step in my work. I have always been experimenting with mixed metals, this idea of “painting with metal”. I think that the important thing for me to own is that I am an artist, not an architect, engineer, or ornamental metal worker. If you ask these folks if you can weld stainless steel with mild wire. They will tell you, “it is just not “sound”, they are different materials all together.” All that I can do is respect their point of reference, know my limits, and reflect back my own reality.
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 9:05pmSculpture Gallery | copper | steel
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:44pmcopper | forged steel
This piece was hammered out of .050 copper sheet. The pieces were cut out and scored with a plasma cutter. Then fit together and braised. The thorns and cross were forged and fabricated out of cold rolled recycled bed rails. The blood and water is represented by melting copper wire, brass rod, steel and phosphor copper brazing rods in with a torch and mig welder.
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:22pmSculpture Gallery | blacksmithing | copper | raising copper
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 8:08pmcopper | copper foldforming
Rob Koehl - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:59pmSculpture Gallery | copper | copper foldforming
ceramicskull - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 7:38pmcasting | copper | green sand | kiln | olivine | sand
I'd like to know more about copper casting if anyone can fill me in. I have a few days of reading behind me and no experience.
I recently got a kiln dirt cheap and would like to try out sand casting using pure copper. I just wanted to know if anyone here has tried this?
lorianne - Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:49amcopper | fantasy | mask | sculptural
I started working with metal about 6 months ago. After some safety instruction and a few tips from a welder friend, I simply grabbed the torch and some tools and began smashing and bashing and creating. I also read every single bit of info I could get my hands on, including some of the great info on this site. I learned through trial and (lots of) error making small pieces of copper jewelry which sold well at local art shows.