The esteemed craft school, Penland in North Carolina, has just
produced an incredible book by master jewelers called:
The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques
There are several processes that have been greatly discussed on this
list, such as electroforming, etching, hydraulic forming, that are
explained beautifully through beautiful photographs and in step by
For example, Jan Baum's intricate wearable vessels are de-mystified
in 42 steps, each with photos from etching and die forming to final
Douglas Harling's textural and lush gold granulation pieces are
beautifully explained, leaving nothing behind and showing the viewer
each questionable trick of "how do they do that."
This book explains each process and each technique, filling the
reader of possibilities of their own to explore. This is a must have
for all of us who need to connect cerebral with visual
content and this book beautifully serves that purpose. Other
techniques covered are forging, etching, electroforming, wax casting,
mold making using alginate molds and wax, gold alloying, goldsmithing
techniques in rolling sheet and wire from ingots and color
The Pendland Book of Jewelry books embodies the mission of Ganoksin
by filling in crucial gaps of our learning process.
Well done Penland and kudos to Lark Books for producing this book.
Thanks also to all the fine instructors willing to show their tricks
The Penland Book of Jewelry: Master Classes in Jewelry Techniques By
Manufacturer : Lark Books
Release data : 01 October, 2005
M E T A L W E R X
50 Guinan St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Ph. 781/891-3854 Fax 3857
Jewelry/Metalarts School & Cooperative Studio