Bowl 1 is a hand spun vessel from copper. It embodies the Japanese concept of emptiness whereby the owner chooses how the object is used. We use the bowl for coins and keys, desk stationary, nuts and other snacks and a incense/mosquito coil holder.
We have worked closely with an Australian metal spinner to produce these objects by hand. Akin to throwing clay, a flat sheet of metal is raised by spinning and being pushed on to a form. Spinning lines are left in the product to communicate its conception and also allows each object to be unique. Copper is traditionally a metal used in spinning because of its inherent softness and malleability. As the object ages, the surface reacts with the atmosphere and develops a unique patina.
Copper is a heat sensitive material and can be tempered to various colours. Each bowl will come orange (as pictured), but can be customised to shades of purple upon request.