Wednesday, 12 March 2008

More hamered iron

This is also raised up from a sheet of iron, about 1mm thick to begin. This is by Kurose Sosei, 1886 ~ 1944, and is 14.7cm high. This artist was of a long line of armour makers from Kanazawa. This a bit like beating swords into plough shields; beating armour into art.


Forest Beach Designer Goldsmiths said...

The rabbit is gorgeous! My dad spent his days raising silver. I always smile when I hear the taps of a plannishing hammer coming from my shop. Just for the fun of it, and because I like to show off some of my Dad's work, here is a link to his 50 year retrospective:

Steve Wardle

Ford Hallam said...

Morning Steve,

thanks for your link to your fathers work. I can't tell you how envious I am of your connection with your Dad in this way. I loved the photo of you all together too. Thanks.


Forest Beach Designer Goldsmiths said...

The show was a big event. My Dad taught for 44 years in a well endowed little school of art. He is retired now, and my Mom (a textile artist) is passed on, but my Dad has built an eight bench studio in an out building. There he holds court on Tuesday evenings with a handful of faithful students- some have been his student for two decades. One doesn't really retire from metal!

Anonymous said...

Ford do you know what happened with the ears? are they just a continuation of the raising (if so -bloody hell!) or have they been attached?

Simon F

Anonymous said...

"One doesn't really retire from metal!" old metal workers never die..they just keep tapping on.

Simon, I know this piece well, it's one sheet of metal. The ears are simply (!?) worked out of the yes, bloody hell;-) and it's deceptively light. All this sort of work is.

Anonymous said...

oops, sorry, that anonymous was me, Ford