Chirality Object #2

By Sara Thompson



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Minimally designed handmade brass vessel. Perfect for home decor or as an art object. The interior captures the luster of the brass while having an undulated edge from the hammering process. Each piece starts as a flat sheet of brass and is hammered into a three-dimensional form with traditional metalsmithing techniques. Sometimes in the hammering process, the brass becomes so stressed that it rips. In this ongoing investigation of form and function, I continue to explore the beauty that can be found in destruction. All tears happen naturally in the process and are incorporated into the form. The surfaces of the brass are minimally sanded to preserve my hammer marks. A chemical patina is then selectively and skillfully applied to the form. The piece is sealed and finished with wax. Each piece is signed with my name and the number 230 for red brass (85% copper and 15% zinc). Arrives gift-wrapped. For best color accuracy, please have your device set on the brightest setting.

Metal/other (Raised brass, patination )

3 x 2.75 x 4.75 inches

About the artist

Sara Thompson is an award winning silversmith with a BFA in Craft with a concentration in metals from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She works bilaterally between wearable forms and minimal utilitarian objects. Sara apprenticed under a bench jeweler from the ages of 11 to 16 on Martha’s Vineyard. She graduated high school at 16 and then moved to Portland, OR to start her degree. During her studies, she focused on traditional silversmithing and thrived in the mentor-based learning environment at OCAC. After completing her BFA at 20, Sara has gone on to exhibit annually at prestigious fine craft shows all around the country and has won several awards along the way. Sara splits her time between Martha’s Vineyard and Portland in her personal studios and reading about science. ...Read MoreRead Less
Media: Metal/other
Category: Home/Decor

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