Kanawha Design Studio
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Steve Lopes

Steve Lopes is a skilled metalsmith who struggled with the problem of quickly expressing to clients the detail, process and high quality potential of his work.  Craftsmen of this caliber are rare and the book had to communicate Steve’s process through sketches, his masterful understanding of the behavior of the material and the indelicate process of pounding metal into the delicate structures that he creates.  

The book is designed to guide the reader through the narrative of his process, oscillating between conceptual sketch and final product, rough production and precise detail.