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The New Life and Death of the Lotus

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For this assignment, I was inspired by a wilted lotus leaf, and I loved its shape and curled edges as it wilted and sagged. So I wanted to imitate its shape to make a bowl. In addition, I plan to use the techniques of fold forming and organic tubing to make a lotus leaf in the form of a rolled up new shoot as a handle piece to create a contrasting element: new life (the handle) vs. death (the bowl). Since it was a plant theme, I wanted to try to leave traces of hammering to show the texture of the creature.

Approx. 14.5cm X 14.5cm X 12.7cm

The 2023 Canadian Student Silversmithing Exhibition showcases student work from across the country that employs silversmithing techniques celebrating individual artistic vision, and illustrating diverse contemporary approaches. Representing emerging silversmiths in Canada, this exhibition highlights contributions made by the late Lois Etherington Betteridge, RCA, MFA, to the silversmithing community in Canada.