Brogue shoes are a traditional choice of footwear in England and a handmade pair can consist of 128 elements. This inspired me to use those elements as the starting point of my Browl project (Brogue Bowl). Using paper maquettes I would multiply the elements and piece together in different ways to create new 3D forms. Once I had a resolved design I tested it in metal to see how it translated into the new medium. I used my hands to manipulate the form on stakes to help achieve the shape. It is not immediately obvious to the viewer that the bowl has derived from an element of the brogue, so I added the detail of drilled holes as per a brogue pattern as a subtle hint to its origins.
This Browl has been in an exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum, received the accolade of Highly Commended in the Marshwood Arts Awards 2017. The copper predecessor was entered in to The Goldsmiths Craft and Design competition 2014/2015, and was chosen to be exhibited among the award winners at Goldsmiths Hall during March 2015
Sterling Silver. Hallmarked. Satin finish surface, polished edges.
65mm x 180mm x 180mm
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Copper. Platinol. 26cm diameter. 2015
The Brogue Dish
This two sided dish was inspired by the classic brogue. Pierced from a flat sheet of copper with holes drilled to represent the toe patterns seen on brogues, then manipulated to form this symmetric shape. Oxidised and scrubbed back to give the appearance of worn leather, like an old faithful pair of brogues.
Copper. Platinol. 30cm long. American Walnut base