Sunday, November 4, 2018

Ladles - hammered bowls meet twisted brass rods

©2018 Barry Smith - Riveted patch on the rim of one of the ladle bowls
Over the weekend I managed to start and finish a stash of small ladles - 9 in fact.

One of the things I like about the ladles is taking some pretty ordinary silver-plated metal and being able to form shallow vessels from it; and then bring out the beauty with hammering; grinding and polishing.

©2018 Barry Smith - 8 hammered shallow bowls ready for grinding and polishing
©2018 Barry Smith - First grind and polish on the wheel
©2018 Barry Smith - After last hand polish is complete
I surprised myself with the making and riveting of the solid brass rod handles I managed to do this task in about 2.5hours.

©2018 Barry Smith - Twisted brass rod for ladle handles
©2018 Barry Smith _ Handles - twisted, hammered, drilled for rivets and ground
And the ladles looked good when they were assembled - hammered vessels meet the twisted brass handles.

©2018 Barry Smith - Handles riveted to ladle bowls
©2018 Barry Smith - The three odd ones
Just a last bit of a grind to ensure that none of the rivets sit proud and then they are ready for market.


  1. Such a treat to see your process and the beautiful results of your skill. Inspiring as always!


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