twins by heather bayless from usa

designer's own words:

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 spice shakers. The spice powder is contained in the vessel form and can be shaken out through slots in the gill structure, creating a linear pattern. The gill form is removed for filling the container and is held closed with a bayonette fitting.

The vessel form was created through by 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.

The title "Twins" comes from the fact that mushrooms in groupings are all related to each other, but have their own differences and levels of development, as twins do.