This Blog follows Artist Rebecca Gouldson as she creates a commission for, and inspired by, the Dales Countryside Museum.
Rebecca has worked with the museum collection of objects and tools relating to local Dales Crafts, and has used them as a starting point for the collections of metalwork she will create and install at the museum.
This project was commissioned by Chrysalis Arts on behalf of North Yorkshire Open Studios
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
More metal samples in the studio....
This etched version of one of the Tinsmith's templates is just beautiful, the etching picks out the label on the piece of cardboard originally used to make the template. A piece of history, now etched in to the more permanent material of metal.
The subtle contrast between metal colours and finishes works well here with the etched photograph. The cut-out text is my own handwriting, but on the next piece, it will trace the real handwriting of the Tinsmith, made on templates, instructing him to cut two of these pieces out for the lid of a vase, for example.