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Copyright 2002-2006

Anticlastic arch

I had been wanting to make this shape for some time, but I had not been able to figure out how to make it.  The compound curvature goes in opposite directions, like a saddle.  This general shape is called a reverse curve by the sheet metal folks, and an anticlastic shape by the jewelers.  I finally received some instruction from a jeweler, and made some special tools to help form this kind of shape. 

This piece was produced using a combination of techniques, including some from sheet metal and some from jewelry.  The finish that you see is the as-worked finish, the natural patinia that results from many cycles of heating and forming.

Title: Anticlastic Arch
Material: Copper
Size: 12 by 10 inches
(30 by 25 cm) 

Copyright 2002-2006
303 499-2871