And So It Begins…

Hello, my name is Wendy. I always choose to work on super hard projects. I forget that when I say “I’ll only work on pieces that are 7″ diameter and smaller” that it’s for a good reason. Yet here I am raising a 12″ disk for my teapot. Here is the update so far:

The idea. (The handle and front thing are not to scale in this diagram) ©2012 WTEK

The technical drawing of the main part (with actual measurements smudged to protect the innocent) ©2012 WTEK

Starting to raise. The bottom will actually be the top of the pot. ©2012 WTEK

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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4 Responses to And So It Begins…

  1. norma says:

    I love when u post pix, i learn alot..thanks great work. I just forged a high heel and it was very challenging. What gauge metal r u using.


    • Wow, a high heel?! That sounds crazy. I’m using 20g bronze for the main body right now. I prefer 20g when I’m raising, but it is hard with such a large piece of metal. I’m not really equipped for this size and I actually think I might have to scale down. We’ll see later this week when I get another chance to get in the studio.


  2. laurie k says:

    Good luck! I want to do a teapot too but I think I have more work to do on raising with curves before I actually attempt it. Go Wendy Go


    • I kept putting off the teapot too, but this invite kind of put the pressure on ;^) I did more raising in college (of course we had all kinds of stakes and a huge annealing torch there.) I’ve mostly been sinking my bowls, but I was inspired to go back into raising by a few metalsmiths on Facebook.


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