spore shaker

spore shaker by heather bayless from usa

designer's own words:

Spore Shaker

The concept for this piece comes from a childhood memory of making mushroom spore prints, creating a graphic pattern that repeats the pattern of the mushroom gills after the spores fall from the mushroom.

This was the perfect inspiration for a spice shaker. The spice powder is contained in the vessel form and can be shaken out through slots in the gill structure, creating a linear pattern (see image). The gill form is removed for filling the container and is held closed through tension with a silicone ring.

The vessel form was created through stretching and raising by hammer as well as fabrication. The gill structure was created through fabrication and the stem was formed through a combination of fabrication and hammering.

Metal: 925 silver
Other: silicone ring