Silver Service Take Away

Chip Paper, Silver 2009

I found this on the Contemporary British Silversmiths website. It’s a piece by one of their graduate members, Max Warren. I think it’s great to see contemporary silver sculpture like this. I love how he combines silver and traditional laborious techniques like hand engraving with something as throw away as chip paper. Silver is great to work with, not only for the properties of the metal but the concepts of wealth and ceremony it evokes. If you made the same piece in copper I don’t believe it would have the same impact. He has a few other images on the website

http://www.contemporarybritishsilversmiths.org/member-galleries/?action=view-image&image=152

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