crumble vase


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I made this copper vase in my beginning metalsmithing studio at VCU through a process of raising – begins with a disc of sheet copper, which you anneal and subsequently beat the crap out of with a hammer until it takes shape. Initially it was a perfect smooth vase, but I was aiming for an industrial waste aesthetic, so my classmates watched in horror as I angrily distorted the form, but then careful added all of the planishing marks. The base is soldered on, and covered with steel mesh stitched on with copper wire.