The Making of the Koi Carp

EBC_Banner_750

A Copper Wire Wrapped Fish Design

Sharing with you the complete design process of the copper wire koi carp sculpture.  View over the different stages from sketches, to wire-work, patina finish and the final polish.  Each of our wire ornament designs uses a free-form technique to create a wire frame that provides stability to the structure.  The profile wire shape becomes the central point for the body, head, fins and tail to wrap around.  This wire fish sculpture can be bought from our online shop.

 

The first and most important length of wire, the profile line.

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP1

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP2

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP3

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP4

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP5

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP6

Straight out of the patina solution, with a dark mat black finish, ready for polishing.

Koi_Carp_Mini_Sculpture_EarthBalanceCraft-WIP7

And the finished piece:

To view over a variety of other artisan copper wire-work jewellery and craft projects click here, and for my range of downloadable craft tutorials visit this page.

 

Product Design and Photographs © Earth Balance Craft 2016 All Rights Reserved
– Be inspired, for personal use only –

Return from The Making of the Koi Carp to the homepage