A modern sterling silver “Sweet Squama Beaker”
A modern Britannia silver “Sweet Squama Beaker”
Edinburgh 2018 by Yusuke Yamamoto
Of circular curved shape, the wall adorned with diamond-like work, the individual facets of these are outlined by finest martelé of small dots. The wavy edge is subtly embossed. Exceptional, fine work by one of Britain’s most respected silversmith artists. The shape reminiscent of an abstract tropical fruit. The facets interact with the surrounding light, which impressively enhances their plasticity through the resulting image of light and shadow.
Characteristic of the artist’s work is the fact that the entire surface design was created 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.
8.4 cm / 3.30″ tall; 273.6 g / 9.65 oz