Chased and Forged Steel Bowl

The one that started it all.

I went to a blacksmithing workshop a couple of years ago that was about forging bowls. Starting with a flat piece of metal I took the steps of texturing the material, transferring my design on to it and then

Engraving the design

Engraving the design

chasing it with hand chisels, hammers and a lot of patience. This bowl took me better part of the day, though I was also working along side other smiths and probably did a lot more talking than I should have! I was quite happy with the piece when it was flat and hesitant to sink it, but to my surprise that is when it really came to life. I can design a large variety of designs to put on this bowl. It does not have to be this one, I just liked it and did it for myself. From the workshop I found that I really enjoyed making these items and could see that the possibilities were endless when it came to size, shape, color, material and function. This point on I started to explore the concept of “the bowl.”

This vessel measures:

7″ across

4″ Deep

 

 

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