Masterpiece

by Oliver Smith

A ‘masterpiece’ in the traditional sense is an object made to demonstrate a skill level appropriate to being accepted as a master in the guild system. The ‘Fondue’ I made during my time as a graduate student embodies this concept and is my homage to the cauldron, the crucible and the connection between fire, foodstuff and civilisation.

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Fondue
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

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Fondue – Preliminary Sketch

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Fondue
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

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Fondue – Process Drawing

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Fondue – Brainstorming Sketch
NB created in conversation with Hendrik Forster

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Fondue – Process Drawing

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Fondue Pot Stand Models
1.2mm Aluminium Sheet

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Fondue Pot Handle – Process
NB top left: failed forged attempt in monel, top right: Ragnar Hansen’s mdf example, bottom: nylon and teflon prototype

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Fondue Fork Prototypes
1.2mm aluminium

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Fondue Fork Forging Progression

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Fondue Stove Design Development

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Fondue Stove Prototypes
gilding metal

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Fondue (detail)
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

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Fondue (detail)
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

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Fondue (detail)
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

O. TEASET

TEASET
glass, .925 silver, .850 silver, teflon
Height 21cm
Photographer Sean Booth

TESAET Sketch 1

TEASET Process Drawing

TEASET Sketch 2

TEASET Process Drawing

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TEASET – Brainstorming Sketch
NB drawn by Roger Hutchinson

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Fondue & Teaset Chaos
Photographer Sean Booth

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Fondue & Teaset Order
Photographer Sean Booth

OS Fondue 3

Fondue
.950 silver, .925 silver, monel, stainless steel, teflon, silicon fibre
Height 20cm
Photographer Sean Booth

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