Remember that I mentioned I had some ideas about how to make some new, taller vessels? Well I recently began making one and it has taken me a bit out of my creative slump.
I had an idea to have multiple parts that are riveted together Ebb & Flow style, but in a taller form. I sketched an idea out, then I made some paper prototypes of how it would look. I used these for patterns.
Then I cut two of the pieces out of metal (I had a previously sunk and planished bowl that will be the bottom.) Now I needed to decide on how the holes would be on the nickel piece. I started drawing ones like in Ebb & Flow, but I didn’t want to just copy the same old idea.
I had an inspiration to make arches instead of arbitrary holey shapes. This may have been tangentially related to the Japanese short stories (that are contemporary, but whatever) I had read just before designing. So I worked on these, trying to get just the right configuration.
Once I figured this out, I cut out the pattern, drew it onto the metal, and then drilled it and cut out the holes. Finally I filed it and gave it a cursory shaping. I’m excited for the way it is coming along and I can’t wait to get it together. Still have a lot of sawing and filing before then though…