Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The clients for this piece also happened to be friends. I was given the opportunity to design something original and specific for their need.
I prefer to design this way i.e. given a specific use, size, shape etc.
The base is entirely constructed of hand made elliptical shapes.
The shapes were based on a diagonal slice from a round tube.
In fact, I originally intended to simply use a number of pieces cut from a tube.
However, they just didn’t have the organic look I was after.
Instead, each shape is heated and formed individually then burnished to remove all the scale.
Once the pieces are all formed and cleaned it’s just a matter of creating the form and assembling it in an attractive way.
The finished piece is cleaned again and clear coated.