Sunday, May 13, 2018

Silver and rust and a couple of 'love' jobs

©2018 Barry Smith - Daily Leaf Word bowls on the rust-bank bench
The good news is that I managed to grab a couple of hours yesterday and today to do the grinding and polishing of the bowls. They have been given a high polish which in turn makes them hard to photograph as they just want to reflect everything including the photographer.  But first a photo of the bits on the grinding-polishing bench.

©2018 Barry Smith - Quite a stash of bowls of different sizes and depths
I could not resist photographing some of the bowls on the rust-bank bench. I just love the contrast of the rust and hammered metal.

©2018 Barry Smith - Inside of the bigger bowl - about 11-12cm in diameter and 4cm deep
©2018 Barry Smith- The subtle facets on the outside created by the flat planishing hammer
©2018 Barry Smith - Seven little beauties on the rust bench
A few of the bowl have been turned into ladles - the smallest and biggest are below.

©2018 Barry Smith - The small ladle has a bowl about 4cm in diameter and a small copper soldering iron for a handle. The handle of the larger ladle was formerly the handle of a fruit tray-bowl
I made a gift leaf for a new born - a leaf hopefully with good vibes for a good strong life.

©2018 Barry Smith - A leaf for a joyous life
I get requests from time to time to repair family heirlooms; or to make stuff out of family objects. I was asked if I could repair and polish a bone and brass bangle that had been handed down. I do some of these tasks as a way of giving back to community. I think has been restored to its former glory.

©2018 Barry Smith - It can now to worn and maybe passed on - full of memories.
All in all a good weekend.

4 comments:

  1. Love those shiny bowls and red rough rust. The bangle is exquisite.

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  2. Amazing contrasts between shiny and rusty, love it!

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  3. Yes. The original profound shine of the material.

    Thank you.

    I wish You all the best.
    Greeting and hug. ruma



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  4. stunning photographs & work, I am very envious of your set of hammers and stakes!

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