|©2015 Barry Smith - Detail of one of the bowls and leaves from the family treasures|
|©2015 Barry Smith - The five small silver-plated trays handed down from Meg's grandmother|
My brief was:
- to make as many pieces as I could minimising the waste of metal;
- using only the metal from the trays;
- keeping in mind that there were three adult women who would share in the pieces produced; and
- that the pieces would have forms or functions that would encourage the family members to use the pieces and so continue to treasure the energy and pieces handed down in the family from Meg C's grandmother.
The transformation process always starts with cutting up the objects for their respective uses.
|©2015 Barry Smith - Strips cut for pate knives and disks for bowls|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Offcuts for leaf words, brooches and pendants|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Handles and feet for bracelets|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Five trays transformed in living family treasure trove|
So there are three sets of Daily Word Leaves.
|©2015 Barry Smith - Daily Word Leaf sets|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Daily Word Leaf set|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Pendants from tray edges|
|©2015 Barry Smith Brooches from tray handles, edges and feet (compressed into buttons)|
|©2015 Barry Smith Earrings from tray handle and edges|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Spiral bracelets from tray handles|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Starburst bowls from base of trays - some metal split and so was repaired using rivets|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Five fragment bowls pressed from the rounded edges of a thick metal tray|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Pate knives from edge of thick metal tray - there were five but one snapped in the forming process and had to be recycled into other bits.|
|©2015 Barry Smith - Couldn't waste that last foot from the tray|