Year 12 Metal Sculpting Designs @MGGS
Year 12 Product Design students have been exploring the metalworking processes of forming, redistribution, addition and wasting during their A-Level lessons.
Drawing inspiration from the animal and insect kingdoms, students created mini sculptures from sheet aluminium, brass and copper. A range of specialist tools and practical techniques were used to realise their designs, including: piercing; riveting; planishing; and hammered textures. Students were able to explore the physical and working properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals to help develop their understanding of specialist processes.
Here are some examples of the excellent work students produced this term which included a turtle, abstract bears in differing sizes, a sheep, butterflies and dinosaurs.