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Bowl - Negative

Negative

  • Object:

    Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (designed)
    2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christensen, Ane (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Patinated copper, spun and pierced

  • Museum number:

    M.12-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Metalware, Room 116, The Belinda Gentle Gallery, case 6

This bowl is the first of Ane Christensen's Negative series. Simply by cutting away the metal with a piercing saw she has created a three-dimensional optical illusion on an otherwise plain, functional bowl. From the front a rectangular box nestles inside the bowl but it disappears as you move to the side. Each piece is made from a single sheet of copper.

Physical description

Description by Ane Christensen:

The piece starts as a disk of copper which is then spun into a bowl on a lathe. The 'negative' area is then planned and carefully drawn on the inside of the bowl. The seven spaces are cut out with a piercing saw using very fine sawblades fed through 0.6 mm pre-drilled holes. All cut edges are then filed straight.

The bowl is sand blasted all over in order to de-grease the surface before patination. Two layers of patination chemical are applied with a soft brush. The bowl is finally waxed and polished to seal the patina and to give the surface a subtle shine.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2005 (designed)
2006 (made)

Artist/maker

Christensen, Ane (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Patinated copper, spun and pierced

Marks and inscriptions

No marks

Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm, Depth: 27.2 cm, Diameter: 25.0 cm bowl

Object history note

Commissioned directly from the artist.

Below is a detailed description of the making process and care instructions:

The piece starts as a disk of copper which is then spun into a bowl on a lathe. The 'negative' area is then planned and carefully drawn on the inside of the bowl. The seven spaces are cut out with a piercing saw using very fine sawblades fed through 0.6mm pre-drilled holes. All cut edges are then filed straight.

The bowl is sand blasted all over in order to de-grease the surface before patination. Two layers of patination chemical are applied with a soft brush. The bowl is finally waxed and polished to seal the patina and to give the surface a subtle shine.

Care:

Please dust with dry or slightly damp cloth. The 'negative' area is delicate can easily get destorted if not packed carefully. Avoid wearing rings when handling, though any scratches to the surface can be repaired (by me...)

Descriptive line

Copper, pierced and patinated, London, designed, 2005 by Ane Christensen, and made 2006.

Labels and date

‘NEGATIVE’BOWL
Patinated copper, spun and pierced
London, England, 2006 (series designed 2005)
Designed and made by Ane Christensen (b. 1972)

This bowl is the first of Ane Christensen’s Negative series. Simply by cutting away the metal with a piercing saw she has created a three-dimensional optical illusion on an otherwise plain, functional bowl. From the front a rectangular box nestles inside the bowl but it disappears as you move to the side. Each piece is made from a single sheet of copper.

Museum no. M.12-2006 []

Materials

Patinated copper

Techniques

Spinning; Piercing; Patinating

Categories

Metalwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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