Arc Right Angle (M26)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Arc Right Angle

Made in

London

Date

1983

Description

Brass form, two sides intersecting at a curved right angle.

Materials and techniques

Made from gilding metal (red brass). Pierced from sheet metal, edges bevelled and silver soldered: patinated. Blue-green patina achieved by burying the object in a mixture containing liquid ammonia, ammonium chloride and sodium chloride (common salt), for about two weeks.

Dimensions

length:  16cm
width:  30cm

Object number

M26

Category

  • Arc Right Angle, Robert Marsden, 1983, Crafts Council Collection: M26.

Maker's statement

This object is one of a series of pieces using curved forms and is subsequent to a series of jug-like forms composed entirely of straight, linear elements. Such work is probably partially due to a desire to produce a number of pieces more immediately than the extremely time-consuming silver and bronze, lost-wax cast cups I was making previously. Whilst visually the new work appears to be totally different from the elaborate cups, it still contains the same strong peronsal feelings I have about my work and I believe it also relates back quite well to even earlier work I was doing in the late sixties.