The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals

The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals

A Manual for Fine Metalworkers, Sculptors and Designers

  1. Richard Hughes
  2. Michael Rowe
  • ISBN 9780500015018
  • 28.50 x 20.50 cm
  • Hardback
  • 372pp
  • 275 Illustrations, 220 in colour
  • First published 1991
‘A meticulous piece of research, immaculately presented’ – Design
'I am so impressed by this book it's hard to know where to start'– Metalsmith

Metal Colouring Techniques
Surfaces for colouring • Degreasing and cleaning • Immersion colouring • Application techniques • Scratch-brushing, bristle-brushing • Applied pastes • Torch technque • Heat colouring • Vapour technique • Particle technique (sawdust) • Appressed materials • (cotton-wool, cloth) • Partial plate colouring (bi-metallic) • Finishing

The Recipes
Cast bronze • Cast yellow brass • Copper and copper-plate • Gilding metal • Sheet yellow brass • Silver and silver-plate