Bowls

The inspiration for Abigailís silversmithing work comes from natural forms. She is particularly interested in the lines folds and forms of the Human body, looking at small areas such as the creases in the flesh where the breast meets the arm. She studies and works with the forms that she finds and creates flowing pieces of silverware whose inspiration is not immediately identifiable. She also is interested in the patterns within nature, for instance the patterns that can be found in tree bark or in water, and the similarities of form that occur.

The bowls and vessels are created using a hand raising and sinking technique. This involves hammering a sheet of silver using a variety of sand bags, hammers and metal stakes.

Most of the larger pieces are unique items created as one off pieces. Some of the items are repeatable but each piece is individual in character.