a fabricated spice box to forged teacups and a serving tray on wheels,
the 500 vessels chosen for this lavish color survey feature the remarkable
design and handiwork of a diverse group of contemporary metal artists.
This beautiful and provocative collection has been crafted from diverse
materials (including silver, copper, pewter, iron, and gold) using
various methods (such as soldering, raising, casting, forming, and
- such as enamel, chasing, and repousse - further enhance many of
the pieces. Some of the works show the continuation of traditional
techniques and classic styles; others reflect a cutting-edge approach
where sculptural qualities take precedence over conventional function;
and still others are designed solely to stir the mind, soul, and senses.