Cherry blossoms are made more beautiful by their impermanence. I wanted to capture this idea in a useful object.
I took inspiration from the singing bowls used by Tibetan monks for meditation.
Testing the pull
Ramming up the pattern
My first pattern attempt on the wood lathe next to the finished product
Tapping the clamp
Grinding off excess after the casting
A poor first casting
Masking and blasting the custom mounting screw