Sunday, October 2, 2016

Metal women

©2016 Fiona Dempster - Delicately hammered
We had our friend Caren visiting over the weekend. It provided another of those opportunities to have fun with metal. Fiona was keen to join with Caren in hammering a bowl and making a brooch.

We started from scratch - a piece of metal cut from a small silver-plated tray.

Great apprentices - I demonstrated various techniques and tools and Fiona and Caren went down their own paths.


©2016 Barry Smith - Fiona using a light shrinking hammer
©2016 Fiona Dempster - Caren used a couple of ball-pen hammers
Grinding and polishing

©2016 Barry Smith - Caren in action on the grinding wheel
©2016 Barry Smith - Fiona in action on the grinding wheel
©2016 Barry Smith - Fiona grinding and Caren polishing 
And the finished products

Karen's brooch and bowl
Fiona's brooch and bowl
©2016 Barry Smith - Show and tell????
So two more metal women.


  1. That last photo is just wonderful, Barry! What a great day you must have had with two such talented women. Bowls and brooches are beautiful!

    1. Hi C - I think this is one of the beautiful things about having a studio - the ability to share and have art play. And you are so right - great outcomes. Cheers. B


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