By Esmé Tanner

If you haven't already heard the metals department and our noisy silversmithing attempts then here is a quick reminder. Starting with a large copper disk we have been annealing, pickling, caulking, bougeing and planishing to raise a lidded vessel in the style of the Mérode cup, which is currently in collection at the V&A. This is our end of year project and next we will be researching and perfecting decorative techniques to apply to our creations.