vessels, jewelry and other fine craft
Copperseed Pods by Sharon Stafford Metals

Vessel, "Copperseed Pods", 2017
17.5" w x 7" d x 3.5" h | copper wire

Copperseed Pods by Sharon Stafford Metals

Vessel, "Copperseed Pods", 2017
view from above

Vessel: Rising, 5 rod wale

Vessel, "Rising", 2016
5" dia. x 9" h | silver plated & colored copper wire | private collection

Vessel: Serendipity, twining

Vessel, "Serendipity", 2014
9" dia. x 5/8" h | silver plated copper, colored silver plated copper, colored copper | private collection

Vessel: Flourishing Copper, 3 rod wale

Vessel, "Flourishing Copper", 2015, view 1
6 3/8" dia. x 4 7/8" h | recycled copper, copper | Etsy shop

Vessel: Flourishing Copper, 3 rod wale

Vessel, "Flourishing Copper", 2015
view from above

Vessel: Coiled Cup, wrapping/coiling/foldform

Vessel, "Coiled Cup", 2016, Juror's Choice in 2016 Lewton-Brain Foldforming Competition
3 3/4" dia. x 2 3/8" h | copper, copper wire, hook-up cable | gallery: Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery

Vessel: Bronze Bubble, crochet

Vessel, "Bronze Bubble", 2016, 2017 NICHE Award Winner
3 3/4" dia. x 5 3/4" h | colored copper wire | private collection

Vessel: Fuchsia; crochet

Vessel, "Fuchsia", 2016
2 5/8" dia. x 3 1/4" h | colored aluminum wire | Etsy shop

Vessel: Silver Vase, crochet

Vessel, "Silver Vase", 2016
2" dia. x 3 1/2" h | fine silver wire | Etsy shop

Vessel: Green & Silver, twining

Vessel, "Green & Silver", 2015
4 3/4" dia. x 2 3/4" h | silver plated copper, anodized aluminum, colored silver plated copper | Etsy shop

Vessels, series: Spirals & bumps

Vessels, Undulating Spirals series, 2014
Unexpected Twist; Curves & Indentations; Bumpy Little Basket

Vessel: Curves & Indentations, twining

Vessel, "Curves & Indentations", 2014
2 1/4" dia. x 5 1/8 " h | colored copper, anodized aluminum | gallery: Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery

Vessel: Unexpected Twist, twining

Vessel, "Unexpected Twist", 2014
2 3/4" dia. x 4 1/2" h | silver-plated and colored wire, anodized aluminum | gallery: Monique Rancourt Artisan Gallery

Vessel: Bumpy Little Basket, twining

Vessel, "Bumpy Little Basket", 2014
4" w x 3" d x 2 5/8" h | colored copper | Etsy shop

Vessel: Zag, soumak

Vessel, "Zag", 2013
4 1/8" dia. x 2 3/8" h | copper, anodized aluminum | Etsy shop

Vessel,

Vessel, "Multinodal", 2012
3 7/8" dia. x 2 5/8" h | copper | private collection

Vessel: Sinuosity; foldformed copper, weaving

Vessel, "Sinuosity", 2014, view 1
3 1/2" w x 3"d x 2 7/8 " h | copper | Etsy shop

Vessel,

Vessel, "Pinch of Copper", 2013
2 1/2" dia. x 3 3/8" h | copper, colored silver-plated copper, colored copper | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Dark to Light", 2013, view 1
2 3/4" w x 1" d x 3" h | copper, colored silver-plated copper, colored copper | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Dark to Light",
view 2

Vessel,

Vessel, "Hammer then Weave", 2013
2 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 1 7/8" h | copper | Etsy shop

Vessel,

Vessel, "Stripes", 2013
3" dia. x 4 1/2" h | copper, colored silver-plated & colored copper wire | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Offering", 2012
3 1/2" dia. x 5 1/2" h | colored silver-plated copper, colored copper | Etsy shop

Vessel,

Vessel, "Silver & Gray", 2013
3" dia. x 2 1/2" h | sterling silver, fine silver, colored copper wire | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Copper Pod", 2012
approx. 2" dia. x 1 3/4" h | copper, electrical cord | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Big Copper Basket", 2011
8 3/4" dia. x 5" h | copper | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Copper Valley, coiled", 2013
2 1/4" w x 1 1/2"d x 4" h | copper, electrical cord | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Soumak Spiral", 2012, side view
approx. 4" dia. x 2.75" h | copper, anodized aluminum | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Soumak Spiral",
top view

Vessel,

Vessel, "Raised Heart", 2013
1 7/8" x 2" x 7/8" h | sterling silver | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Copper Tray", 2012, view 1
3" dia x 3/4" h | copper | private collection

Vessel,

Vessel, "Flying Saucer 2", 2012
4 1/2" dia. x 2 1/4" h | copper, anodized aluminum, electrical cord | Etsy shop

Vessel,

Vessel, "Twined Heart", 2013
3 5/8" dia x 1" h | copper, silver-plated copper

Vessel: Footed Copper, diagonal plaiting

Vessel, "Footed Copper", 2012
2 1/4" dia. x 2" h | copper | Etsy shop

Copperseed Pods by Sharon Stafford MetalsCopperseed Pods by Sharon Stafford MetalsVessel: Rising, 5 rod waleVessel: Serendipity, twiningVessel: Flourishing Copper, 3 rod waleVessel: Flourishing Copper, 3 rod waleVessel: Coiled Cup, wrapping/coiling/foldformVessel: Bronze Bubble, crochetVessel: Fuchsia; crochetVessel: Silver Vase, crochetVessel: Green & Silver, twiningVessels, series: Spirals & bumpsVessel: Curves & Indentations, twiningVessel: Unexpected Twist, twiningVessel: Bumpy Little Basket, twiningVessel: Zag, soumakVessel, "Multinodal"; copper vessel; hammer raisingVessel: Sinuosity; foldformed copper, weavingVessel, "Pinch of Copper"; metal vessel; fold-forming, basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Dark to Light", view 1; metal vessel; basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Dark to Light", view 2; metal vessel; basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Hammer then Weave", view 1; copper vessel; hammer raising, basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Stripes"; metal vessel; basketry techniques - twining, coilingVessel, "Offering"; metal vessel; basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Silver & Gray"; metal vessel with sterling silver rim; basketry techniques- twining, sewingVessel, "Copper Pod"; copper vessel; forming, basketry technique - coilingVessel, "Big Copper Basket"; copper vessel; basketry techniques - plain weave, coilingVessel, "Copper Valley, coiled"; metal vessel; microfolded copper; basketry technique - coilingVessel, "Soumak Spiral", side view; metal vessel; basketry/weaving techniques - soumak, sewingVessel, "Soumak Spiral", top view; metal vessel; basketry/weaving techniques - soumak, sewingVessel, "Raised Heart"; silver vessel; hammer raisingVessel, "Copper Tray", view 1; copper vessel; basketry technique - twiningVessel, "Flying Saucer 2"; metal vessel; hammer raising, basketry technique - open coilingVessel, "Twined Heart"; metal vessel; basketry technique - twiningVessel: Footed Copper, diagonal plaiting

Sculptural Vessels

The metal vessels I create are all one-of-a-kind pieces. Most incorporate basketry and/or hammer raising techniques. Some are reminiscent of traditional vessels and baskets, while others are more sculptural in nature.

Each vessel is signed with my initials “SLS” and the year completed.

A selection of vessels can be found in my Etsy Shop.  Captions below the photos include availability information.

 

 

 

 

Photographs can be deceptive when trying to understand the relative size of an object.  To get a better sense of the scale of my vessels, click here.

 

It stands a little taller than most of my baskets