2015 SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS
Includes vessels and non-wearable objects made of precious metal constructed primarily from milled stock using one or more metal forming techniques. Decorative cast components may be incorporated.
"The Pregnant Chalice"
Mossyrock, WA, USA
Artist Statement: My original idea was to make a ceremonial cup or chalice, but, as the design progressed, it flipped and became an egg. To me, it represents a holding place or womb for the sacred, or for creative potential. Raised from a disc of fine silver, it is seamless and represents the power of the feminine.
Kansas City, MO, USA
Artist Statement: Nature is a favorite subject in my work. This teapot is made of sterling silver that has been chased and repousséd. Hand-forged branches create the base and handle, and 24K yellow gold embellishes the snake, bug and inside of the teapot.