Weekend Watch: Carefully Carving Coins

Art & Sculpture Craft & Design
Weekend Watch: Carefully Carving Coins
YouTube player

I was stumbling around youtube and found myself absolutely captivated by these finely engraved coins. This youtube channel belongs to Shaun Hughes, and he is an incredible artist. You can watch as he uses tiny tools, which look huge because we see them through a microscope, to carve tiny details on coins. It doesn’t sound particularly interesting, but watching is a whole different story.

YouTube player

Though some appear to be more of a classically inspired scrollwork, he also sneaks in pop culture, such as this delightful mashup of a storm troooper.

YouTube player

watching as he slowly turns the coin and carves out each delicate curl is almost therapeutic.

YouTube player

Homages to popular culture appear multiple times. At first glance I thought this was going to be Daft Punk!

YouTube player

There are tons more videos on his channel, go check it out and be sure to subscribe.

You may also find that you’re so inspired that you want to try things for yourself. Shaun has also included an occasional video on making tools for the trade

YouTube player
Tagged

I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity I see in makers. My favorite thing in the world is sharing a maker's story. You can find me on twitter at @calebkraft

View more articles by Caleb Kraft
FEEDBACK