2 ½ in x 2 in
Copper, Brass and Nickel Box
with fitted lid
This little box now belongs to my daughter, Kathy, in Fargo, and I remembered to take a couple of photos of it while there in January. I probably should have used some type of cleaner on it before photographing but I sort of like the tarnished look.
The box itself is made of copper, the moon on the lid is made of brass, and the wave is nickel. The wave is in honor of the famous Japanese printmaker, Hokusai.
Art students are required to take two art classes that are unrelated to their major interest. I took Ceramics and will do a different post on the pieces I made in that class. The other class was one of the hardest art classes I ever took at the university. It was jewelry making. Although I loved the final results, getting there was hard, tedious and time consuming. The sawing of these metals isn’t easy, especially when using the thicker pieces of metal…the student grade. It makes you appreciate the thinner finer grades. Silver is a little softer and easier to work with. I’ll take photos another time of the few pieces of jewelry I made.
Besides the cutting of the metal, lighting the gas torches to solder the pieces together, unnerved me no end. I’ll never use those again.