In Color, Texture & Casting, jewelry teacher extraordinaire Carles Codina covers a wide swath of techniques in depth, in a book packed with excellent instruction and cover-to-cover superb how-to photography: keum boo, plating, melted filings, mokume gane, and granulation; textures, finishes, and patinas; and microcasting, working with waxes, sand casting, cuttlebone casting, ceramic coating, and casting in a closed crucible. Several wonderful and innovative projects to explore the teachings and a beautiful gallery round out this valuable, hands-on volume. Along with the other important material covered in the book, with Color, Texture & Casting Carles Codina has created the best modern casting book on the market--one that's authoritative, approachable, and loaded with fantastic creative techniques.
Carles Codina i Armengol is a professional studio jeweler who has taught at the Escola Massana in Barcelona for more than 20 years. His jewelry has been exhibited both in Europe and America, and his previous books include The Complete Book of Jewelry Making (2000), Goldsmithing and Silver Work (2002), and The New Jewelry (2005), all with Lark Crafts. He lives in Barcelona, Spain.