Robert Taylor Alabama
Member, Alabama Forge Council since 1986
Traditional techniques used are; repose’, chisel and chase work, hammer texture and riveting. These require very precise action to execute. Robert line hammers to decorate his pieces. Each hammer blow must meet the previous, all succeeding in a line and each line must meet the next. This gives a very intentional and patterned look. Repose’ gives depth to the piece by forcing the metal forward and bringing out the detail of an image. Each image is worked from the front and back of the metal to achieve the effect.