Embossed work on pitch

SPECIFIC COURSE FOR ART OBJECTS AND JEWELLERY MATERIALS GIVEN BY THE SCHOOL FOR THIS COURSE:

  • Embossing board (steel semi-sphere filled with tar component and base ring).
  • Steel to forge chisels.
  • Hammers to emboss.
  • Sheet made of iron-plates, copper-plates and brass-plates.
  • Bulk for the finishing of chisels.
  • Grinders for finishing and polishing treatments.
  • Use of forges, anvils, hammers and carbon for the realisation of chisels.

SUBJECTS OF THE THEORETICAL PART

  • Explanation and illustration of the tools used for the course.
  • Explanation of how chisels are built and what kind of steels can be used for them.
  • Grinding and polishing of the chisels’ mould.
  • Quenching and tempering of chisels.
  • Use of chisels.

DRAWINGS AND MATERIALS TO USE FOR THE EMBOSSING PROCESS

  • Drawing of the bas relief on a 1:1 scale.
  • Choice and sizing of the material used.
  • Copy of the drawing with carbon paper on the metal sheet.

PRACTICAL PHASE

  • Forging of certain chisels that will be used in relation to the chosen design.
  • How to fix and detach the metal sheet on and from the embossing board.
  • Tension annealing.
  • Cleaning and polishing.
  • Preservation treatment.

MATERIALS GIVEN BY CLAUDIO BOTTERO FOR A TOTAL OF SIX/EIGHT STUDENTS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE WRITE TO: CLAUDIOBOTTERO@LIBERO.IT THE COURSE WILL LAST 3 DAYS.