Different Angles

Yve Chan

A set of six cups are all made from a single circular sheet of tin. Inspired by the idea of angles, each cup is named according to the number of angles on the lip of the cup: “circle (zero)”, “almond (two)”, “quadrilateral (four)”, “heptagon (seven)”, “octagon (eight)” and “decagon (ten)”. Spontaneously conceived and irregularly shaped, the cup set captures the playful serenity of enjoying alcohol.

STORY OF THE TRADITIONAL CRAFT

Raising is a traditional metalworking technique with a long history. The primary materials used in raising are copper, tin and silver. The continuous hammering of the surfaces curls and reshapes the metal into a three-dimensional vessel from a metal sheet. The uneven contours on the surface of metalware are created by planishing, which are commonly found in tin and silverware due to their malleability. It captures the craftsman's style and is a manifestation of emotion and aesthetics.

To Yve Chan, metalwork is shaped through the hands. Through one's hands, what was previously known, learned and practiced can be crafted into a physical object which simultaneously reflects one's values. Born into a family of craftsmen, Yve Chan was immersed in crafts since youth. Traditional crafts have been passed down through generations, and he was attracted by this spirit which led him to begin his career in metalworking.

MAKING PROCESS

NIL, as they are explained in each work, since they have different making process.

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