A metal sculptor for over 30 years, Henry Harvey has created work that resides in public and private collections around the world. Now, with wit and style, Harvey divulges a rare, no-holds-barred accounting of his world of metal sculpting, from the lighting of a torch to techniques, patinas, strange commissions, peculiar customers, and as a candid insight to the genesis of his sculpture. A number of projects are illustrated and explained in exquisite detail, making this book an absolute must for everyone contemplating becoming a sculptor. But A Passion for Metal is much more than a how-to book. It is richly illustrated, its narrative offers rare insights into the creative process and the inner workings of the artist's mind. This visual and verbal feast book will be embraced by art historians, collectors, and budding sculptors alike.