Shutterthyme's Blog

December 16, 2010

Metal Container

Filed under: Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing — Mia @ 1:55 am

My son and I snorkeled in Okinawa a couple of years ago. I really liked looking through the mask when half of the face plate was above the water line and half was below it. That was the initial image I used as inspiration for my copper container project. Most of my classmates created a box with a lid but I decided to make a small drawer in an oval frame to emphasize the negative space. The drawer and formed whale tail are balanced so the oval container rocks back and forth. The etched patterns are abstractions of fishing nets and orchids—a reference to the Japanese practice of harvesting humpback whales. There was a harpoon in the original design that I decided to delete from the final piece.

Copper Container

Open Drawer

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