Vessels two/three

by Ewan Tremellen 2021

Cast Bronze, Brass​

The technique of ‘casting’ an object in jewellery is most often used to make exact multiples of an object. But what happens when you interrupt production at certain stages? The result is a collection of similar but unique objects.  

 

With a piece of malachite as the inspiration, 3 vessels were made. The stone was moulded then cast in brass & bronze, then the cast pieces were given different treatments, one highly polished and the other made a dark matt black. 

 

The scale of the piece allows it to sit snugly in the palm of your hand with a heft and warmth that only metal can deliver. The embellishments on each of bases are theatrical - beaded granules on one and spiky scales on the other, perhaps a touch of Tina Turner’s 'Aunt Entity’ in Mad Max?

 

The Vessel series plays with the idea of production vs one-off. Each piece references the other by answering a question about material - how does light play on the various surfaces? This series delivers a set of interchangeable lid & vessel designs but also shows a deep understanding of the materials and a willingness to explore their variations.

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Vessel 2/3

by Ewan Tremellen 2021. Cast Bronze, Brass

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Vessel 2/3

by Ewan Tremellen 2021

Cast Bronze, Brass

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Vessel 2

by Ewan Tremellen 2021

Cast Bronze, Brass

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Vessel 3

by Ewan Tremellen 2021

Cast Bronze, Brass

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