Saturday, July 16, 2016

summer and other things

It is summer and I am already thinking about next semester. I still want to do a spoon forging demo but possibly a little smaller in scale. Liz and I have been going through our family silver, finding some really great pieces. I especially like the tiffany handles and the Gorham (there is a good chance that some of this was made here in Providence).  

Realizing that none of these were forged or engraved by hand they still have amazing detail! I am entranced by the little landing pads for monograms and the shoulders and drops where the stems meet the bowls. There is a little face on the back of one of the spoons which totally trips me out.  

I also got my makers mark back from buckeye engraving. I am super happy with it. Now I just need to make some work to stamp!