I have recently been making brass tea-pots, so it seems only fitting that I make brass Ulu bowls. This one is different in how it is connected at the Ulu blade points. Usually I would solder them together but with this one I decided to rivet them together, helps to keep things challenging!
Earlier ulu blades were plain, but here I decided to add some design to them, to give it a more interesting look. I called it, ” tattooed ulu bowl “, because of the design I cut into the blades.
Massie’s work is a reflection of his mixed Inuit, Métis and Scottish heritage. In it, he investigates both traditional and contemporary themes. He has achieved renown for his innovative teapots that combine themes and symbols from his native Inuit culture with European traditions. Massie has been twice short-listed for the coveted Prix Saidye Bronfman and has an extensive international reputation. His work has been shown in North America and Europe, including the National Gallery of Canada. He was elected a member of Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011.
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