As an artist working in metal the main area of my work is exploring the form of small raised vessels often with gold leaf interiors. During the process of hammering, fine cracks often develop or are intentionally cut into the rim; these are filled with silver solder and worked further. I choose to emphasize the marks, not cover them – for they reference our experiences – fissures within the natural landscape – or perhaps cracks in our personal armor.
I have begun a new series of vessels made from discarded metal objects. In an era that recognizes the high costs associated with mining (both environmental or economic) it seems timely to give new form to these discarded domestic objects.
[NOTE: You will not find all of John's work in our online shop. The photos below of examples are some of the work we have had in the gallery. Please contact us for photos of current work which we can provide in real time!]