Home / Keywords shelbyvision + Steve Shelby + metalsmithing + copper sculpture + copper teapot + copper and brass teapot 46
Creation date / 2017 / September
- 2. Next stage, taking it beyond 90°from flat.
- 3. After another annealing, going even further.
- 4. After annealing again, using a snaky stake to close it up even more.
- 6. Heavy planishing on the chin area formed in the previous step.
- 8. Annealing for the umpteenth time.
- 10. Shaping the nose on that same tool.
- 17. Cutting open the mouth with a jeweler's saw. After all, this is to be a teapot, so it has to have a spout.
- 19. Pushing down on the lip to curl it downward more and make more of an opening.
- 21. How it looks so far. You can see light shining through the mouth opening. He has no upper lip; this is a caricature after all.
- 20. Here the mouth has been silver-soldered some on both sides to limit the opening to the middle.
- 22. I have filled it up with microcrystalline wax (you cane see it, the brown filling up the mouth opening. I'm now starting the fine detailing using chasing tools.
- 23. Working on the crease in the cheek.
- 24. More detailing. I spent many hours on this, using many different tools.
- 25. Looking good, ready to empty out the wax and move on.
- 43. now another phase of the project. Here's a piece of brass sheet cut out and annealed.