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In the mid-1970’s, Doris E. Kemp used a 6”x 6”, 20-gauge flat piece of
Sterling silver to craft the bowl. The original design was hand sawn to
shape and the edge was filed to remove all saw marks.
Bowl shaping began with a stake and various shaped hammers. The “hammered
texture” finish, popular with silversmiths, was applied to both the top and
bottom surfaces. To perfect the finish, cotton and muslin buffs of various
diameters were used. The finish came out well.
The three shaped feet were saw-cut from the corners of the flat 6”x 6”
Sterling silver sheet. They were finished, but not hammered, bent to shape
to fit the curve of the bottom of the bowl, and soldered in place. A
The small fork and spoon were made from two 1” wide 20-gauge Sterling silver
bars. These service pieces were designed to compliment the bowl.
Each of the three pieces has the engraved initials of the artist: “DEK”.