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

2 thoughts on “A Whirlpool of Riveting

  1. 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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