Sunday, March 23, 2014

Putting it All Together

The final project for this class was to create a vessel with a glass base.   The final vessel was to highlight each of the 4 technical processes we learned in class: electroforming, powder coating, machining and spinning.

 The glass element that I chose to use was a spice jar with lid.  There was a plastic stopper on the lid.  Since I have strong opinions and beliefs surrounding the use of GMO's (genetically modified organisms) in our food supply, I decided to use this project to make a statement.  The materials I chose to use included brass, copper, sculpey clay and heirloom Cherokee Red, White and Blue corn.

The main corn center is made from pierced brass.  The corn husk is made from spun copper sheet that was then pierced, forged, shaped and patinated.  The stopper was covered with electroformed sculpey clay.  The sign is pierced, powder coated copper and mixed in with the heirloom real corn are small, machined brass corns.


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