Orb is a student project to design a vessel for a chip of Minoan Pottery.
The form derives from the act of throwing pottery on a pottery wheel, where the pottery is naturally inclined to form a round shape. The Minoans were an Ancient Bronze Age civilisation, and much of their survival depended on Bronze. The Orb combines wood and bronze, key components to making a bronze age tool, in a unique way. The bronze was CNC lathed, sandblasted and finished with a patina to give it an aged look, while the wood was manually lathed by hand and polished.
This delicate union of bronze and wood is an elegant and simple vessel to contain a precious object in.
Highly Commended Award at the Dowse Student Craft/ Design Awards