Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Incense Burners for steampunks?

Over the past few months I have made a few incense burners as gifts for friends. I have been experimenting with a combination of quasi-steampunk assemblage art and beaten recycled metal.

The emphasis is on using found objects that have had a functional and mechanical purpose and combining them with a beaten bowl to create a quirky piece that can be functional again as an incense burner.
I'm going to do a series of these burners to sell as part of the stock exhibition a couple of galleries.

The small candle holder like incense burner above is made from a number of copper and brass bush bearings and a shallow bowl made from a square piece of recycled copper plate.

The second incense burner has a closer association to fire in that it is in the main made from the burner of a solid fuel stove (found by the side of the road), some other bits and three small shallow punched bowls set inside each other.

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