Open Copper Anticlastic Cuff
This piece is entirely hand crafted. It is hammered to form an anticlastic curve, which has been left open. The inside of the curve is reddened through heat and then highly polished. The outside is left matte for contrast.
Beautiful modern piece.
Fits medium sized wrists. The opening is approximately 3/4 of an inch wide.
This bracelet has been fired to bring out the bright red in the copper. The color that surfaces is unique to each piece.
I have left the hollow form open, creating a slit along the edge. The opening accentuates the natural, delicate curve of the bracelet.
I’ve been experimenting with the anticlastic technique and have moved on to trying it out on earrings. These earrings are hand-hammered and shaped into a ram’s horn spiral.
Very modern and very dramatic!
I have brushed the silver on the outside of the curve to make it have more of a matte sheen while leaving the hollow, or saddle-shaped part of the bracelet polished. It shines from the inside.
Hand-hammered, not from a mould.
The word synclastic describes a form in which the dominant curves both move in the same direction. When the two dominant axes curve in opposite directions the result is known as an anticlastic form. A bowl is a synclastic form and a saddle is an anticlastic form.