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Egg Shaped Container by ou8nrtist2 Egg Shaped Container by ou8nrtist2
Hmmm,not really sure what to say here,only that I gave myself the challenge to create an egg shape in stainless steel.
Not easy by the way.
The top piece is forged and pressed using various dies and the bottom piece is cold formed and pressed using the same dies on my 20 ton press.
Not sure what it's a container for,maybe an egg...duh
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sort of an indestructible Faberge egg, very nice! Actually what it reminds me of is the underside
of a samovar, the part that you'd put wood or pine cones in :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional
Wow samovar huh,
Are you ethnic Russian,Persian?
A samovar is not a device that most Americans would know...
I think the Faberge simile is apt.Maybe it'll be a small jewelry box...like for pearls.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Russian, and we had several but Soviet customs had a thing about not letting you take anything with you unless you bribed them :|
That would look especially nice on a dresser with a stone top :D

I like the "build first, find purpose later" approach by the way.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional
Welcome to the West...
In my honest opinion,if one is pursuing BEAUTY and exploring pure form for that sake ,then purpose becomes an afterthought.
By your gallery it looks like you have some facility with metal yourself.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I've been here quite a while actually.

Of course, I've never been a proponent of "form is nothing without function", industrial design can be art but art doesn't have to be industrial design.

It is more or less a recent hobby of mine but I'm learning :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional
I think you have a good grasp of the distinction between form and function.
My only point was that sometimes a form can be so beautiful,and so sublime,that it needs no function.
Or rather more to the point,the function of the piece BECOMES; something to LOOK at...

And by the way,
your reference to the samovar gave me the idea that my simple little egg container could be a device (like a tea ball) to hold herbs for steeping in tea.My latest addiction from my garden is a sun tea made from chocolate mint. This device would serve a useful function to hold all the herbs leaves together...
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, I understand.

Hm, that should work, sure. You make it just from the mint or with tea as well?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional
Just the chocolate mint alone. It's perfect and doesn't need a sweetener at all.
Somehow it helps me to tolerate heat...
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nativeart Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
looks like an air freshener with the holes around the bottom. Remember they used to have some that looked a bit like that Renuzit I think. This one would be much more elegant, of course, but a bit of potpourri and some essential oil inside would be great. Or perhaps some incense?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional
Yeah,I thought of incense but the holes should be in the top piece for that.
I'll just consider it practice for now...
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