This contemporary metal bowl was made using traditional
blacksmithing techniques and features a range of textures and finishes.
The bowl was made by forging heavy duty steel plate into shape, then
splitting it down the middle. Its two halves were joined using
hidden dowels which pass through
the forged copper centre piece and polished bronze spacers. The
steel was then burnished with a wire brush to enhance the rich texture
and character displayed by its surface. As a counterpoint to this,
the edges of the bowl were given a bright satin finish. The copper
centre piece was deeply polished, though care was taken not to smooth
out its hammer marks and the bronze spacers were also highly polished.
The ensemble is a wonderful blend of complementary yet contrasting
metals and finishes.
The bowl is 300mm long
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