8th Grade Metalurgy

8th graders completed some very detailed metal work using various tools to emboss into thin copper sheets.  This process, known as repousse, is a method of creating a relief sculpture in metal by pressing from one side, then pressing again from the reverse side.  Over time copper oxidizes and a beautiful patina will occur; that process has been recreated by rubbing ink over the surface then removing the excess.



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Illustrator and Art teacher in Maine.
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