Majestic is a growing series of unique functional designs. The original factory product is a swan lid paired with a basket dish. I am pressing and then deconstructing the swan to work with the neck as well as the wings. Gold luster has been applied to the beak, eyes, and a few feathers, which are matched with the gold leaf applied to the detail of the foot and lip. I am also researching and incorporating German Römers coiled foot designs. This series aims to transform the pressed forms, marrying factory and studio practices, and in doing so elevate their beauty.
Jennifer A. Halvorson