I get obsessed. I am obsessed with metal clay right now. I work with bronze clay that I make myself so I can afford to try almost anything I want. I am currently trying to make hollow forms using glass marbles as molds. Did I mention that I am obsessed with hollow forms?
A couple of years ago, I was obsessed with boxes. And what is a box but a hollow form? Here are some pictures from one of the projects. Click on the pictures for captions.
I really am horrible at measuring no matter how hard I try. This part of the box came together rather easily, much to my surprise.
Next comes the hinges. Gaaaa! I really don’t know what I’m doing. But I did take a class with Richard Salley (fabulous teacher) where we made hinges. I think I learned more than I realized.
I know bupkis about making closures for boxes but I saw this one in a book somewhere and it looked forgiving enough.
And here’s the box! It’s about 2″ tall and 3/4″ wide.
I heartily recommend Hinges and Hinge Based Catches for Jewelers and Goldsmiths, by Charles Lewton-Brain and The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets by Tim McCreight.