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Silver Floral Vessel Hand raised Britannia silver with hand forged sterling silver Silver Floral Vessel is a freesia inspired vase. The forged leaf like stems are set against the stout vessel and grow upward and outward, so as to entwine … Continue reading
One for the diary…more details to follow.
Here’s one of my smaller commission pieces finished just this last week – a napkin ring which is hand raised from a small britannia silver disc, and hammered up to a teeny tiny cup shape before cutting its base to produce a seamless ring. I think this is the smallest raising I’ve ever done! A very sweet little piece for a Godfather to present to his Godson on his christening day.
(P.S. Lovely to now be back in the workshop!)
It’s been a long time I know since I’ve had chance to update you on recent commission projects, but I’d like to share with you my most recent and most significant commission piece from the not so distant back end of 2014.
‘That Infidel Piece’ is a centerpiece specially commissioned for the historical Girton College in Cambridge – and what a HUGE project it was! The raised and forged 12 separate components were little complete pieces in themselves – fine winding sections alongside heavy chunky curves – all worked tightly against models and line drawings. Most problematic and testing was the final process of building together these unconventional pieces, which were joined by 42 rivets, through 82 fine drill holes! Many hands were needed at that early stage to be able to build together the ‘base’ pieces, and a heartfelt thanks goes out to my neighbour apprentice for her unwavering assistance at that point!
To find out more about the design of the project and of course about what its title means (!), please click here to view the portfolio piece further.
Interesting things to look at here in the workshop – metals to explore and hammering to view… And the odd little dish to purchase.
The weather’s just about holding up, so it’s a good day!
North Yorkshire Open Studios is here again! Open this weekend and next from 10.30am – 5.30pm.
Tea, cake and some of that silversmithing stuff!!!
Follow the signs into Wighill Park to take a look at what I do here.
Open 9/10/16/17th June from 10.30pm – 5.30pm
See my page on the NYOS 2012 site…
An exhibition of work by artists selected for North Yorkshire Open Studios 2012
In the show, a mixed media of art work has been selected to give the public a real flavour of what can be found on the OS trail, rather than being solely reliant on the content of their brochure. And yes – some hidden gems are certainly about – a worthwhile trip I’m sure to visit some of these makers in their studios, to watch them make their lovely pieces…
The show is open from today 31st May till the 17th June.
(Free admission – Weekdays 12 noon – 3pm / Weekends and Bank Holidays 12 noon – 5pm)
The Royal Hall, Ripon Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2RD 01423 500500
Go to NYOS to view more information…