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New Directions

Vessels

 
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For a while now I have been working on introducing the traditional silver-smithing technique of raising into my skill set. The forming of a flat disc of metal into a 3 dimensional shape is age old, but does very much complement my current forging and fold-forming methods. 

Over the past 18 month I've had much fun (and frustration) teaching myself how to do this, but in January I undertook an evening class to refine these skills and the results now mean that I can bring a selection of raised work in aluminium and copper to shows. Feedback has been very positive and I plan to add more work in 2018. In the meantime some images of available pieces can be found on the collection page.

Below is a slideshow of the gradual stages of raising a copper vessel.