Polishing and finishing is a highly skilled specialist craft; a professional finish will transform a piece of jewellery or silver into a work of art. Written by a leading polisher, this practical book explains the traditional techniques and shares the secrets of this often under-rated craft. Topics ..
Aimed at all those interested in drawing the human face, "Portrait Drawing" introduces a traditional method of teaching that uses a structured and natural process of continuous revision based on the principle of working from the general towards the particular. This enables the student to understand ..
This beautiful gift book features gorgeous patterns from top indie artists and designers, including Julia Rothman, Jill Bliss, Junzo Terada, Rifle Paper Co., Amy Butler, Sukie, and many more. Featuring an eclectic assortment of fun and quirky pattern design from star artists-with an emphasis on flor..
Flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redoute (1759-1840) devoted himself exclusively to capturing the diversity of flowering plants in watercolor paintings which were then published as copper engravings, with careful botanical descriptions. The darling of wealthy Parisian patrons including Napoleon's wife J..
Few decorative crafts can claim to be more ancient than stone carving, with the earliest carved objects being dated well into prehistory. The greatest monuments to human civilization, from the temples of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt to the great cathedrals of Medieval Europe, are richly ornamented ..
The most practical and informative reference book for the jewellery trade, the updated Retail Jeweller's Guide provides comprehensive information on necessary areas of product knowledge required by the professional jeweller, including the latest jewellery valuation courses and the e-retail marketpla..
The Royal Delft Pottery is the leading producer of authentic Delft Blue ornamental earthenware and acts and a centre of knowledge for the production of ceramics. With over 140,000 visitors coming to view the traditional process of Delft earthenware every year, the museum has grown into one of the ma..
Russia's last great Imperial celebration took place at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg with the lavish ball of 1913 celebrating 300 years of Romanov rule. The finest gowns, jewels, snuff boxes, porcelain and silver tableware of the Tsarist era were ostentatiously displayed then for the last time..
This hilarious and inventive drawing book by animator Chris McDonnell features page after page of off-the-wall gags and fillin doodle prompts. McDonnell's infectious humor recalls MAD magazine at its finest. Ideal for an instant laugh or for anyone looking to spark their creative side, this interact..
Sculpting the Human Figure is both a practical and inspirational guide to an age-old art. Written by a leading and distinguished sculptor, it draws on pieces from the Renaissance to explain the techniques and secrets of contemporary work. John W Mills encourages students and collectors to understan..
As well as promoting the traditional origins of handmaking craft skills, this lavish book explains the latest techniques and opportunities that exist for today's designer silversmith. It emphasizes the importance of acquiring fundamental skills as a basis to creating stunning and innovative designs,..
Silversmithing is an exciting and developing craft, which combines traditional techniques with contemporary design and technology. This practical book introduces the craft with a guide to the workshop and its tools, then emphasises the importance of drawing and design before explaining key technique..