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Jug – La jarrita

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Jug – La jarrita
Turned and soldered brass and scrap wood
12,5 cm high
Åsa Maria Hermansson
2019
For sale – please contact me for more information 

Jug - Åsa Maria Hermansson - Metal smith

With this jug, a turning and soldering exercise during my last months of school at EAOSD School of Arts and Crafts, I wanted to create something that pleases my own eye and also challenge the design ideals of my teachers and create something that expressed my Swedishness among Colombian silversmiths. I chose to use the not very noble brass and scrap wood as materials and gave them a simple finish that will grow old with style. My hope is that this highlights the simplicity of the design, for which I found inspiration among the Bauhaus masters. I truly hope that it pleases your eyes too.

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Cat asleep

Cat asleep

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Cat asleep – Åsa Maria Hermansson – Metalsmith

Hammered copper with patina
18 cm max diameter 18 cm x 7 cm high
Åsa Maria Hermansson
2019
(SOLD)

In a time of huge unrest, I wanted to explore if a hard metal object could fill an observer with tenderness and inspire to peace. The utmost and longterm, although perhaps pretentious and unachievable, goal is to learn to craft pieces that can soften the shielded hearts of the power holders in the violent country that I live in. It is something that I will have to continue working on.

Lola the cat
Lola the cat who’d always sleep on top of my scarf while I hammered in the workshop at School of Arts and Craft Santo Domingo in Bogotá
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The making of Cat Asleep – Åsa Maria Hermansson – Metalsmith