|Project by hairy||posted 07-04-2010 04:21 AM||2551 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
Fluidity is a concept familiar to us all. When this challenge was issued, my mind flew to this. To me, nothing says fluidity like fresh squeezed limes.
This vessel is able to capture the essence of the lime, and carry my chicken fajitas and pico de gallo to anywhere I can imagine. Figuratively speaking, of course. In reality it will be a very short trip from grill to plate to mouth. I can’t get ceviche off my mind right now.
The vessel itself embodies fluidity in the way all the elements flow from the bowl. The foot becomes the bowl. The spout and handle flow from and back into the bowl, and the rising column is a natural extension of it.
And it’s not just another pretty face, this beauty will see a lot of action in the future. It functions very well, ensuring the lime has delivered it’s all, and doesn’t spill a drop when pouring. It should be a good platform to harvest zest.
I learned from, and enjoyed making this piece for this challenge. I have more ideas in mind, based on the process used. It went from bandsaw to lathe, back to bandsaw, lathe again, and final shaping by hand.
9” from spout to handle, 5 & 1/2” tall. Mohawk clear lacquer finish.
-- the last of Barret's Privateers...