Thanks for starting this thread. I know there must be many other
books on anticlastic raising out there and I’d like to read them.
A few online sources that I’ve enjoyed are:
Brian Clarke and Michael Good, or, “How they used to do it way back
Michael Good, brief article on basics:
Michael Good, a bit more of Michael and his philosophy:
A brief ‘how to’: http://www.midcoast.com/~mgood/page2.htm
Michael Good’s website, awe inspiring work:
Books (what you asked for!)
Metals Technic: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths (Jewelry
Crafts) by Tim McCreight (Editor) There’s a really
good article by Michael Good in here. It’s an much more complete
elaboration on the /page2.htm article above.
Metals Technic: A Collection of Techniques for Metalsmiths
By Tim McCreight
Release data : June, 1997
Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths by Heikki Seppa Really thorough book
written in 1978. Covers a lot more than just anticlastic raising. You
have to try this stuff to really understand how to do it.
Form Emphasis for Metalsmiths
By Heikki Seppa
Kent State University Press
Release data : 01 June, 1978
And that’s the small offering I have of anticlastic raising
instruction. Perhaps Oppi Untracht describes some of the technique?
I’ve ‘cook booked’ a lot of my casting knowledge. I tried that with
anticlastic raising and could get my hand positions right.
Everything I did felt awkward. Then Bill Churlick here in Asheville
showed me how to form a curved spiculum using a metal hammer and
delrin stake. I liked it! Finally, the metal began to move in a more
or less smooth way under my hammer.
Then (may we have a drum roll please?) I enjoyed a 4 day workshop
with Michael Good at MetalWerx. Wow! His teaching is as extraordinary
as his jewelry. He defines what’s going to happen very well with
clear descriptions and fun stories. He shows the class how to make
the most basic forms to just as advanced as people can push him. I
left Metalwerx thoroughly saturated with hands on knowledge of how to
make many of the designs that Michael has developed. Now my challenge
is to develop my own look! If you go to his website, michaelgood.com,
you’ll see what hard work, elegant consciousness, refined
craftsmanship can do.
Karen Christians has done a really superb job of creating a world
class jewelry school. It’s small and intimate. The teaching room,
when I was there in October, 2004, was clean, well organized, and
well equipped. Be sure to visit her website often so you can sign up
for the next Michael Good workshop! They fill up almost instantly!
Chuck in Asheville