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Bowl - Holding Place


#1

Materials: bronze, 14K gold, sterling, patina
Dimensions: 6" X 6" X 2"

Fabricated, formed, fused, liver of sulphur patina. The larger, formed “plate” is soldered to a small, hemispherical “bowl”, approximately 2" in diameter.

Photo credit: Randy Batista

Patricia Telesco
Gainesville, Florida. USA

My graduate works (MS, Florida State University, 1979, student of William Harper) were large and intricate, figurative champleve enamel bowls. It’s the combination of metal fabrication and painterly surface treatment that I love, and it has led me on this path, from jewelry to other three-dimensional objects and the bowls that you see here. I discovered bronze and the mystery of patination many years ago and was captivated by the idea that the metal and chemical have something to say, which I can edit or guide, but not control. It’s a collaboration, material and artist.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#2

Materials: Bronze, 14K, 23K gold, sterling, patina
Dimensions: 6" X 6" X 2.25"

Fabricated, formed, liver of sulphur patina. The larger, formed “plate” is soldered to a small, hemispherical “bowl”, approximately 2.25" in diameter. The back of the piece is finished with gold leaf.

Photo credit: Randy Batista

Patricia Telesco
Gainesville, Florida. USA

My graduate works (MS, Florida State University, 1979, student of William Harper) were large and intricate, figurative champleve enamel bowls. It’s the combination of metal fabrication and painterly surface treatment that I love, and it has led me on this path, from jewelry to other three-dimensional objects and the bowls that you see here. I discovered bronze and the mystery of patination many years ago and was captivated by the idea that the metal and chemical have something to say, which I can edit or guide, but not control. It’s a collaboration, material and artist.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#3

Materials: Bronze, 14K gold, patina
Dimensions: 6" X 6" X 1.5"

Fabricated, formed, liver of sulphur patina. The larger, formed “plate” is soldered to a small, hemispherical “bowl”, approximately 1.5" in diameter.

Photo credit: Randy Batista

Patricia Telesco
Gainesville, Florida. USA

My graduate works (MS, Florida State University, 1979, student of William Harper) were large and intricate, figurative champleve enamel bowls. It’s the combination of metal fabrication and painterly surface treatment that I love, and it has led me on this path, from jewelry to other three-dimensional objects and the bowls that you see here. I discovered bronze and the mystery of patination many years ago and was captivated by the idea that the metal and chemical have something to say, which I can edit or guide, but not control. It’s a collaboration, material and artist.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#4

Materials: Copper
Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 3"

Photo credit: Barbara Knuth

Barbara Knuth
Seattle, USA

I am intrigued by the tactile. I invariably use my sense of touch to collect information from the world around me. When confronted with an interesting texture I immediately want to reach out and touch it. I entice the viewer to have a similar experience with my work. The objects I create are rich in texture, layers, and surface embellishments. A wide variety of techniques are used including hammering, stitching, soldering, and electroforming. The material I begin working with is a very thin mesh and foil. As I began to experiment and manipulate this thin metal it became reminiscent of cloth. Sewing seemed like a fitting solution for connecting and joining layers. After the basic forms are created I use electroforming to strengthen fragile areas and add an organic texture.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#5

Materials: Copper
Dimensions: 3" x 3" x 2"

Barbara Knuth
Seattle, USA

I am intrigued by the tactile. I invariably use my sense of touch to collect information from the world around me. When confronted with an interesting texture I immediately want to reach out and touch it. I entice the viewer to have a similar experience with my work. The objects I create are rich in texture, layers, and surface embellishments. A wide variety of techniques are used including hammering, stitching, soldering, and electroforming. The material I begin working with is a very thin mesh and foil. As I began to experiment and manipulate this thin metal it became reminiscent of cloth. Sewing seemed like a fitting solution for connecting and joining layers. After the basic forms are created I use electroforming to strengthen fragile areas and add an organic texture.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#6

Materials: Copper
Dimensions: 5" x 5" x 3"

Barbara Knuth
Seattle, USA

I am intrigued by the tactile. I invariably use my sense of touch to collect information from the world around me. When confronted with an interesting texture I immediately want to reach out and touch it. I entice the viewer to have a similar experience with my work. The objects I create are rich in texture, layers, and surface embellishments. A wide variety of techniques are used including hammering, stitching, soldering, and electroforming. The material I begin working with is a very thin mesh and foil. As I began to experiment and manipulate this thin metal it became reminiscent of cloth. Sewing seemed like a fitting solution for connecting and joining layers. After the basic forms are created I use electroforming to strengthen fragile areas and add an organic texture.


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.


#7

Materials: copper, vitreous enamel, buttons
Dimensions: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 3"

vitreous enamel on forged copper tooling foil

Photo credit: Bill Lemke

Gail Nelson
Gail Nelson Enamels
Fox Point, WI. USA

"As important as inspiration and creativity, so is the understanding and love of one’s materials. There is something miraculous about fusing glass to metal to create a new entity. The two materials when fired correctly will remain in their state without fading or degenerating for centuries to come. I enamel on silver, steel and copper. In some of my work, 24k gold is also fused into the glass. Enameled pieces require multiple firings at 1350? to 1550? often as many as 20 times until the desired results are achieved. My ideas generally evolve from a deep reverence for and connection with the natural world. It is about revealing small pieces of information the underlying significance of organic minutia and the beauty and comfort it provides when observed. As the creative process takes over, these raw ideas continue to transform during the multiple applications of glass and firings. Both the technical and artistic endeavor are exciting and challenging. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. My work includes jewelry, two and three dimensional works."


These containers and vessels definitely hold their place in the world of stunning art objects as well as in the world of metalsmithing.

Since the dawn of time humans have created containers to hold things that were important to them, from large vessels to hold food and harvests to intimate containers for small precious things. They might hold memories, ashes, medicine, beverage, fruit or food - but all spring from the imagination and skill of the maker. Some have specific religious functions, some are meant for everyday use. When one thinks of a vessel or container the inclination is to think of something with solid walls - yet many of these works involve the exploration of positive and negative space, and the use of negative space to help create the illusion of the wall of the vessel.

As the world’s largest jewelry related internet site, Ganoksin strives to develop exhibitions showcasing work from around the world. This exhibition was open to all metalsmiths, professional and amateur, advanced and beginner. Participants are from The Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Colombia, Romania, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia and Denmark. While most of the pieces are by an individual metalsmith, some are collaborations, one of three artists spanning 50 years.

In total 319 artists contributed 729 show pieces for the permanent online exhibition.

Objects in the exhibition include boxes, lockets, urns, ash containers, bowls, wine cups, reliquaries, match holders, vases, teapots, pitchers, sugar bowls, baskets, nests, pillboxes, clutches and a range of sculptural forms. A variety of techniques are showcased covering a wide range of metalsmithing techniques. Materials used include everything from gold and silver to less expensive metals. Ornamentation includes the addition of enamel, chasing and repousse’, gemstones and found objects.

The exhibition was curated by Beth Wicker, President of the North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths in the United States, and Adjunct Instructor at Northeastern Technical College in South Carolina. Director of the exhibition is Hanuman Aspler, founder of The Ganoksin Project, the world’s largest internet jewelry site.