Astral Vessels

Our Heritage Craft

The secret ingredients that Vitalize our Astral Vessels are the pride we take in our life’s work as metalsmiths and the alchemical machine-craft of yesteryear called Ornamental Turning.

Born in the 16th century, it embodied the Enlightenment idea that Beauty in Nature and Art was knowable by Reason and revealed by Mathematics. By using principles of geometry Renaissance tool makers were able to design and build machines that produced huge varieties of sparkling geometrical ornaments. The striking and beautiful patterns were seen as unmistakable echoes of the intricate symmetries and rhythmic repetitions found throughout Nature.

In this way the craft became a mechanical demonstration and convincing embodiment  of the idea of Sacred Geometry.

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