Candle Holder (HC628)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Candle Holder

Date

c.1990

Dimensions

height:  33.3cm
width:  9.5cm

Object number

HC628

Category

Maker's statement

Candle-holder: A sample of a batch produced candle-holder made in forged mild steel. The copper pod hangs from the hook. I start off with a 76cm length of round mild steel bar. It is tapered to a point at both ends and the rest of the length textured using the powerhammer. I can do approximately 10 of these lengths in 1 hour. Then it is clamped in a vice and the base spiralled using an oxy-acetylene torch. The top hook is also bent into shape. The steel is then burnished and waxed which helps to emphasise the texture. The wax also protects the steel from rusting [I have burnished and waxed 1/2 of the base]

Copper pod: A finished green patinated cone to hold a 'night light' candle. The patina is protected with a layer of sprayed lacquer.