Hand forged ladder with hammer textured finish. The rungs are twisted at the center. The connections at the rungs to side rails are hand forged mortise and tenons with the ends of the tenons peened over and left visible. The finish is highlighted with an abrasive pad to show off the textures and details.
Repoussed leaves start off as flat pieces of bronze, then hand hammered to form desired form.
This flower started out life as a flat piece of bronze sheet metal. The piece was formed into it’s beautiful final state by the art of repousse (a method of creating a relief design by hammering the back side of the metal).