When I opened up the POP-UP shop in downtown Ipswich, I decorated the shop with sculptural pieces that I made when I was at the Massachusetts College of Art. This is my "Jester" Vase that I used to sell when I first started my business.
This vase is made from brass, plumber's solder and jingle bells!
So many people offerd to buy this one that I decided to look into getting the vase made locally. A friend recommended Steve from Portsmouth Industrial. I gave Steve some photos and dimensions and he was able to make a computer generated mock-up in CAD. Then he got the pieces laser cut.
We decided to have the pieces made in steel and TIG weld them together. Nihco from Portsmouth Industrial put the prototype together. He did a fantastic job!
Here's the first prototype. Don't worry, it's not done yet! This vase still needs a patina and it's jingle bells! I was thinking that black and silver will be a nice finish for this vase in addition to the green and brass color.
These vases will be available soon and will sell for @ $500-$600 depending on the finish. I will have images for the finished vases soon!
It's amazing how technology has changed since I was in art school! Steve and Nihco did an amazing job. They are engineers, artists and metal fabricators and can make just about anything! Their information is:
Thanks Steve and Nihco!
Contact Betsy directly at email@example.com with any questions, or if you are interested in having one custom made.