There are a couple of pieces that I need to make before I go to Japan in April. One is the Maine Family Buisness Awards commissioned by the Institute for Family-Owned Buisness in Portland, ME. Each year they commission me to make awards for them to give to select Maine businesses. This award was originally designed and made by Alan Perry. Four years ago I took over the commission.
Each of the six awards is made of two fold-formed bronze sheets that have brass rings suspended between them. Below you can see the first step in the fold-forming followed by annealing them.
Here the sheets are formed, textured, and the rings are made. The next step will be to pierce the sheets and solder the rings in place. Check back for more progress!