Tobacco Tin Set

Brooch, pin and altered container. Recycled mild steel tin, stainless steel, 925 silver

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Comment by Melissa Cameron on May 30, 2012 at 12:19pm

Thanks Michael! It's one of my faves too, one of the very first and I think one of the best of its kind. I like the ambiguity of the tin also, it looks new once sandblasted, but it's a very old, and I was told rare, tin.

It was great to spend time talking to you at the conference, I hope we get another chance in the future.

Comment by Michael Dale Bernard on May 29, 2012 at 2:53pm

This piece is by far my favorite.  The fact that it is hand cut is icing on the cake.  That deep slate color just resonates so strongly in my brain.

Comment by Tamsin Leighton-Boyce on January 20, 2011 at 4:34am
Wow these are beautiful! I work in recycled steel too, often enamelling on to it.
Comment by Melissa Cameron on January 18, 2011 at 7:41pm
This one was hand saw pierced. The drill holes are there if you look close, in a diagonal row on the bottom LHS of the pin, in front. I hand cut all the pieces I make when using recycled materials, but the 1mm titanium and stainless steel in the other works are laser cut. I do hand pierce 1mm mild steel though. There's a pic of me here slicing a similar tin http://www.melissacameron.net/blog/?p=2273.

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

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