Client: Silverstruck Description: Two films following the process of making a silver bowl See featured images
This film and animation follows the process of taking a flat disk of silver to a finished bowl. Over 5 days I filmed and photographed silversmith Adrian Hope raising, moving, stretching the metal into a new shape.
Everything was filmed in chronological order only stopping occasionally to make the animation, photographing each stage to show for the first time the fluidity of the metal and Adrian Hopes' exceptional skill in teasing the shape out. Every hammer blow was considered and fluid, and the rythm and pitch of each blow dictated the finished piece as much as the eye.
Both films where shown at Ruthin Craft Centre and The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff. The main film was played through a media player onto a wall 5m wide and an HD screen was used for the animation.