A modern sterling silver “Soughing Wood Beaker”

A modern sterling silver “Soughing Wood Beaker”
London 2018 by Yusuke Yamamoto

Circular basic form, the wall completely covered with a subtle leaf shaped martelé, spreading towards the upper rim and ending in the wavy edge.
Outstanding and in every aspect excellent work by one of Britain’s most respected artist silversmith´s. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the chasing as well as the decoration of the entire surface was hammered and chased exclusively with hammers and punching irons of varying fineness.
An overview of other objects by Yusuke Yamamoto can be found here.

Yusuke Yamamoto studied from 2000 – 2004 at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo and perfected his technical skills in countless courses and private lessons, including in the workshops of Malcolm Appleby and Ray Walton. As a specialist in the field of silversmithing and surface design, he became also assistant in the class for metalwork at Musashino Art University from 2005 – 2010 and a guest lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art from 2012 – 2014. From 2010 – 2012 he was in artistic collaboration with Hiroshi Suzuki for whom he was responsible of surface treatment. Yusuke Yamamoto’s highest level of craftsmanship in surface design is on the one hand in the tradition of Japanese silversmithing and yet still has its own signature, coupled with an inconceivable perfection.

9.9 cm / 3.89″ tall; 218.5 g / 7.70 oz