A Whirlpool of Riveting

The base is on and two of the fins ©2013 WTEK

The base is on and two of the fins ©2013 WTEK

I did it! I finished the bowl that became a teapot that finished as a bowl/vessel! I am super happy with the results. It was an intricate piece where I had to shape each eel-like shape to fit the bowl and weave together with the other pieces. And on top of that, I needed to make sure that I would be able to rivet each piece where it needed to attach without overlapping. This required some patience and finagling, but it worked out in the end.

Two more fins added ©2013 WTEK

Two more fins added ©2013 WTEK

I love all of the different textures in this pieces also. You saw how hard I worked to achieve just the right texture for the brass pieces, and I didn’t planish the copper so that I could have the funky textures that were hammered into the metal. This meant A LOT of bouging to make sure the bowl wasn’t lumpy.

Remember the title of the last post about this bowl? Well, that was secretly the name of the piece: Maelstrom.

Another fin added ©2013 WTEK

Another fin added ©2013 WTEK

One more to go! ©2013 WTEK

One more to go! ©2013 WTEK

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

Maelstrom ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

And a view from below to see the gill-like action  ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

And a view from below to see the gill-like action ©2013 WTEK copper, brass

About Wendy Edsall-Kerwin

Metal. To many it is hard, rigid, and immovable. But metal flows, bends, and can be worked over and over again. It is both industrial and
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2 Responses to A Whirlpool of Riveting

  1. Sue Reno says:

    This is really wonderful, Wendy! I love the tension between all the complex pieces and textures, and the way you got it to all work together as a whole.

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  2. Jeni Gray says:

    A beautiful piece!! Amazing craftsmanship.

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