An adventure in textures, this sculpture piece is as tactile as it is visual with its straight-peened handle and copper accents.
One of the reasons I enjoy making kitchen utensils is that they sometimes allow for a very loose flowing creative process rather than a fixed end goal. This one is a great example of the textures that can be created when the hammer is used the other way around.
This spatula is made from a piece of reclaimed copper water pipe and is designed to reach into deeper pans and lift a tightly spaced object without disturbing the rest. A rectangular steel bar is heavily textured, twisted, curled, and folded back into a very comfortable handle. Three antique copper plated aluminum rivets join the handle and blade. Length is about 13.25″.
Material: Reclaimed copper pipe, rolled steel stock, antique copper-plated aluminum rivets
A similar piece would start at $360
This piece is in a private collection on Vancouver Island.