Encouraging folded metal to curve and stretch in a designed direction, using hammers or a rolling mill, is a serendipitous way of working.
Using the technique of fold forming alongside other traditional metalworking practices such as hammer forming and hand raising, Emma Rule’s work explores the malleable and intriguing natures of silver and copper.
The results are organic and tactile, interesting and precious three dimensional forms, reflecting the undulating lines and rhythms found in the natural world. The addition of surface textures, patinas and burnishing enhance the form and the metal’s natural lustre.
Fold forming, textures and patination produced this functional and beautiful dish. Emma’s work is aesthetic and sculptural, with a nod towards function; unique and bespoke pieces, no two will ever be identical.