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Night Moon (front & side views)

"Draped" Sterling Silver (.960) pendant (with patina)

 

The style and structure are illustrative of several techniques I teach in my beginners-welcome "Introduction to Metal Clay" workshops.

 

One of the earlier pieces I made with "EZ960" after its introduction in 2016, this was made as a class sample, to illustrate the draping/folding process. But it's notable to me because it's the first piece I made with "scraps" from earlier projects. Obviously, this test was successful!

 

In draping, sometimes the material tells me the shape it wants to form, and that was definitely the case here! The title comes from how, once the piece was completely finished, it struck me how much it evoked thoughts of a particular night in June of 1988, when I was climbing (well, at that point, descending) Emeishan (one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China).

 

C Scheftic | Convergent Series | 2016

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Uploaded on September 8, 2017