"Crushed" Industrial Metal Vase made from reclaimed tube.
This summer I had lots going on in regards to pipes. I went and paid a machine shop to cut up a few pipes that were too challenging for me (this after breaking my newish expensive carbide blade trying to cut this very pipe) due to shape and density of material. I was disheartened that they didnt have a large bandsaw to cut a 'flush' bottom so I ended up doing a ton of work grinding the bottoms of these babies so they don't become known as 'wobblers'. I am happy with the result...I mean where are you gonna find a vase like this out there in the world? Short of becoming a pottist...I couldnt make something like this if I tried right?
I also finished another Industrial Waste Basket. Loving these...it's not often I find such wide pipes let alone a way to cut them. Again...the machine shop did their thing and I practically burned up my grinder doing my thing to even it up. (ps I do have another one yet to be made that is actually a few more inches taller than this one and I also have one more super fucked up black reflector one like the one above in the wings too) Anyhow...here is my waste basket.
Fire and Safety Basket, 2011
Approx 11" tall
And for those of you who don't check in with what is new in my etsy shop or on facebook or wherever else I blanket the internet with new works.... I also finished some tea candle holders, two kitchen utensil holders (special in that I cut them specifically to hold kitchen stuff as well as coated the enamel paint with waterbased varnish to protect the paint from scratching) and a handful of 'vanity trays'. The vanity trays are fun...thanks to another customer who requested I make her a few I decided to make more. I love using them in my bathroom to hold my essential oil bottles that I always manage to knock over with my shower towel. I only had a small amount of that adobe square pipe so thats it on those. I have more blue 'rollers' to cut if and when I sell out of the blue vanity trays.
And next? Well believe it or not I finally made a pendant. It's super simple and I'm not quite finished varnishing it. I've decided to make a handful of these before posting them (perhaps I will debut them in my overdue newsletter). have a good weekend people.