Red Sand Bowl (M93)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Red Sand Bowl

Made in

London

Date

2010

Description

Silver bowl with a concave top funnelling to the interior of the bowl, containing trapped grains of red sand.

Content

'Red Sand Bowl' belongs to the 'Tactile series' - contemplative objects especially designed to contain substances which attract attention through their sensory qualities but cannot be retrieved. Handling the vessels triggers the senses by their smooth surface as well as by the sound and fluidity of the particles held inside.

Materials and techniques

Sterling silver, part spun and part raised, hard soldered and finished with pumice lumps and sanding pads to achieve satin finish. Contains red sand from an hour glass.

Dimensions

diameter:  8cm
height:  5cm

Object number

M93

Category

Credit

Purchase of 'Red Sand Bowl' (2012) supported by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison.
  • Red Sand Bowl, Adi Toch, 2010, Crafts Council Collection: M93. Purchase of 'Red Sand Bowl' (2012) supported by a donation from Nicholas and Judith Goodison. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

My work invites the observer to touch, play and discover hidden spaces and unexpected motion. I am driven by the desire to create evocative interactive objects which fulfil their potential whilst being handled. My research involves the morphological qualities of vessels and the process of embedding functional objects with spirit. I am fascinated by the tension between symmetrical and irregular forms and use traditional silversmithing techniques to create curious objects which raise questions of containment.