An Aesthestic question
I know I said a few weeks ago that there would be no silversmithing pics until I’d finished things, but I’m in a quandry, so decided to consult teh internets hive mind gestalt thingy.
I started this chalice about five years ago and ended up leaving it on the bench because I couldn’t decide what to do. I’m trying to make a replica of this c12th Icelandic/british/Norwegian chalice
Excuse the picture, the piece is still in a semi-polished and unassembled state, and obviously I haven’t added any twiddly bits yet – I balanced the bits on top of each other for the pic, so if it looks skewwif its because it fell over three seconds later
I’m discounting taking the cup back to the stake and making it narrower because I’ve already planished it, and I don’t want to get hammer marks in and have to planish the whole thing all over again. I hate planishing. Ok, so if I make a new cup that will also have to be planished, but thats different.
Gareth is adamant that it looks fine and the top isn’t that much bigger than the bottom. There are chalices where the top is bigger than the bottom but on the whole for this period the bottom is bigger, and I prefer that look.
I am open to opinions, but I do have the feeling that I will never be happy if I leave it as it is.