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Karl MILLARD | Patchywallop pepper grinder

Australia 1962
Patchywallop pepper grinder
The Patchwork Grinders series 2000
sterling silver, brass, bronze, monel, copper. Grinding mechanism: Peugeot stainless steel
cast and fabricated
12.0 (h) x 11.0 (w) x 27.5 (d) cm
Gift of Raphy Star
NGA 2005.238

Karl Millard’s work has focused on the production of sculptural and organic forms for small, hand-held objects, jewellery and hollowware, using his own technique of casting different metals into patterns before using them to create objects. The resulting objects are a tour de force of craftsmanship, material complexity and ingenuity, designed to engage and delight the viewer and user with their anthropomorphic forms that invite the hand and tell us how they are to be used. Patchywallop is a functional object for holding and grinding pepper, designed to be passed from one user’s hand to another’s, and to rest casually on the table between uses.

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