RMIT Year 3, Semester 2, Silversmithing, continued

18 03 2013

To continue with this project

3. Outer Hebrides, Scotland
dimensions: 170  *  85  *  22  mm
map source: Bartholomew’s “Half-Inch to Mile” Map of Scotland, sheet 23

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

4. Main Island, Orkney, Scotland
dimensions: 165  *  90  *  22  mm
map source: Bartholomew’s “Half-Inch to Mile” Map of Scotland, sheet 28

with porcelain print; not to be reproduced without permission

with porcelain print; not to be reproduced without permission

These were all made from 0.5mm aluminium sheet and bone-coloured 3mm perspex. Initially I had used the perspex as a kind of stiffener to help saw-piercing the aluminium. Though I loved the look of it I kept it as part of the finished object… reminded me of the saying ‘in my bones’.

The engraved lines are the four compass points. And all of the securing post points are placed at the end of these lines.

These are still among my favourite pieces from university – definitely in terms of silversmithing, and perhaps only third after the gold and quilt brooches.


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