AA2A Artist

John Lansley

Year:
2018 - 19
Project summary:

My work is metal based. Mostly working in copper, brass and precious metals. Often a broad range of techniques and processes are undertaken to complete a single piece. My work can range in scale and is often linked to historical research whose methods and techniques are still used in contemporary metalsmithing; for instance, the colouring and patination of metal of a specific maker or company.

Associations between the Arts and Crafts Movement is a mere two generations ago and my work is carried out with commitment, love and pride as it was in the past. I continue to use the same techniques and processes as our forefathers, using traditional tools, some over a hundred years old handed down from generations of craftspeople. Having respect for these once loved and well-tended tools of the silversmithing industry a sense of memory and imprinted signature is provided through their age and use, giving a special meaning and increased value in the work that has been carried out.

I feel that I would benefit from a broader range of facilities and equipment. This would enable me to work on a larger scale, developing new techniques and processes to help develop a wider exploration and understanding of materials. These are skills that can be passed on to students / contemporary metalsmiths.

My work is metal based. Mostly working in copper, brass and precious metals. Often a broad range of techniques and processes are undertaken to complete a single piece. My work can range in scale and is often linked to historical research whose methods and techniques are still used in contemporary metalsmithing; for instance, the colouring and patination of metal of a specific maker or company.

Associations between the Arts and Crafts Movement is a mere two generations ago and my work is carried out with commitment, love and pride as it was in the past. I continue to use the same techniques and processes as our forefathers, using traditional tools, some over a hundred years old handed down from generations of craftspeople. Having respect for these once loved and well-tended tools of the silversmithing industry a sense of memory and imprinted signature is provided through their age and use, giving a special meaning and increased value in the work that has been carried out.

I feel that I would benefit from a broader range of facilities and equipment. This would enable me to work on a larger scale, developing new techniques and processes to help develop a wider exploration and understanding of materials. These are skills that can be passed on to students / contemporary metalsmiths.

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