I have long had an interest in exquisitely designed objects intended for everyday use. I had much the same intent when I set out to make this pouring vessel. It has no specific intended function, but could easily be used as a teapot, coffee pot, or pitcher. I made it entirely of sterling silver sheet. This process required the use of a variety of hammers over objects referred to as stakes that are generally made of steel or very sturdy and dense plastics. Once the metal was formed by the process of anticlastic raising and then planished (the process by which metal is hammered to a relatively smooth state) the pieces were bound together and silver soldered to one another. A good deal of filing, sanding, polishing, and assembly of the hinge and closure mechanisms was ultimately required to complete the piece.
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