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Marking Cards Description

 

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Forging: 

              The range and difficulty of techinques used eg. drawing down

              upsetting, spreading,blocking, shaping,fullering and swaging:

              the proficiency with which they have been carried out.

 

Forming:

              The range and difficulty of techinques used eg. bending,twisting

              scrolling, dishing,raising and repousse work; the accuracy and

              proficiency with which they have been carried out.

              Cutting:  The range and difficuty of techinques used eg. cutting ,

              chiselling, punching,chasing,drilling: the proficiency with which

              they have been carried out.

 

Joining:  

             The range and difficulty of techinques used eg. collars, wraps,

             rivets, tenons,fire welds,mechanical/self securing and modern

             techinques;the accuracy and proficiency with which they have

             been carried out.

 

Fitting:  

             The range and difficuty in the overall construction and framing

             to include squareness/level,alignment,ease and precision of

             moving parts, fittings of motifs and details:the proficiency with

             which they have been carried out.

 

Finish:  

            The quality and appropriatness of surface finish to include

            removal of sharp areas, tool marks and scale,texture,chemica

            l treatments/patination, coating,tone and colour.

 

Design:

            The extent to which all relevant factors have been considered

            and successfully coordinated ,to include choice of materials

            and components. Suitability for intended function, including

            safety aspects, balance and proportion, appropriate choice of

            techinques and the overall aesthetic effect of the finished piece.

 

Creativity:

             The extent to which imagination and innovation are

             demonstrated to give originality of expression in the art of 

             blacksmithing. In the case of traditional work, the imaginative 

             interpretation of and sensitivity to the chosen historic style.

 

Show Organisers

 

David Mortimer

Merv Allen F.W.C.B

 

 

NEXT SHOW  8.9.10th june At The South of England Showground,Ardingly

SPONSORS 2016

Worshipful company of Blacksmiths

F H Brundle

Hobbledown Ltd

Gate-A-Mation

CPL Distribution

IS&G Steel Stockholders

Greystone Forge

 

Colleges :Attending The Show

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Chichester College

www.chichester.ac.uk

 

Brinsbury College

 

Plumpton College

www.plumpton.ac.uk

 

Foundatation: Attending The Show

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Camelia Botnar Foundation

www.cameliabotnar.com

 

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