The BHP #3: Silversmith

Just back from an initial shoot with a local artisan silversmith. A wealth of information who creates beautiful work often combining silver and other materials such as glass or wood. Today whilst giving me a tour of his studio and his chicken, James Dougall worked on a copper practice piece for a pair of candlesticks.

 

He often works on copper to start with due to coat of material and to minimise wasted silver or gold. There appears to be lots of similarities to both other crafts I have documented already, as well other crafts such as ceramics and printmaking. 

 

I shot three rolls of colour today, working at 400iso..  50mm on Nikon and 35 on the Voigtlander rangefinder. I feel a good start to the project but I will need to revisit in the coming weeks perhaps to photograph progression of candlesticks

 James' Chicken

James' Chicken