Thursday, March 11, 2010
Members Voice- Wrought Iron by JarieLyn
I apologize for this late 'Members Voice', GingerV is on a trip to the states, and I did not receive JarieLyn's member voice...
So here is an idea of this weeks theme...
Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon content, in comparison to steel, and has fibrous inclusions, known as slag. This is what gives it a "grain" resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Historically, it was known as "commercially pure iron", but now what we know as 'Wrought Iron' is fabricated.
Yard objects, fences, Old World Historic Iron- mostly found on Victorian Period Architecture or earlier...you guys get so creative, so have fun!