Untitled (vessel with a felt base) (M70)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Untitled (vessel with a felt base)

Made in

London

Date

2000

Description

Cream coloured felt rectangular base with a silver vessel, with a narrow foot and a cup extending from the base, sitting on one side of the felt base.

Materials and techniques

Fine silver, soldered with 18ct gold; combination of raising and blocking techniques. Felt is cut and dyed beige/grey.

Object number

M70

Category

  • Untitled (vessel with a felt base), Simon ten Hompel, 2000, Crafts Council Collection: M70. Photo: David Cripps.

Maker's statement

In the summer of 1999 I began a series of models of this type for private clients and the Crafts Council. It marks a departure in that the piece locates firmly into the felt (via the foot). The vessel relies on the felt for stability when filled with liquid.