Friday, April 6, 2018

Production number 1

I have called this post Production number 1 as I intend to do two posts on the heap of product that I was asked to do this week. On our return from Scotland Maleny Additions told me I better get my skates on as they had all but run out of stock. So I needed to make: ladles, Leaf Tea Caddy Spoons, Leafspoons and Leaf Pate Knives.

©2018 Barry Smith - Quite the production line?
This post is about ladles and pate knives and a few peace leaves for good measure.

First a few images of ladles in the making and ready for market.

©2018 Barry Smith - Riveting the copper and brass rod handles to the hammered ladle bowls
©2018 Barry Smith - All riveted and ready for last grind of the rivets and then a final polish
©2018 Barry Smith - Shiny - tagged and ready for market
Pate knives never look good to start with but in the end they shine up well.

©2018 Barry Smith - Pate knives start with a flat leaf form
©2018 Barry Smith - Bend in the vice after forming the leaf
©2018 Barry Smith - Hammer and formed and ready for grind and polish
©2018 Barry Smith - Tagged for Maleny Additions - thanks to Fiona for all the hand made swing tags
I always like to have a bit of a stash of peace lives on hand to give away.

©2018 Barry Smith - Peace
One of the things I learnt in doing all the leaf form things together is just how different the sequencing is for each design.  I'm thinking of doing a blurb type book on the different processes; and I will add a few observations into the next post.


  1. Yay for a book about your processes, this is exciting Barry, look forward to reading it!

    1. MC - my motivation comes from the fact that I enjoy reading about other artists I know and their processes. Peace. B


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