The vast bulk of my professional work as an artist metalsmith is the creation of decorative vessels. In my mind they divide up into 3 main categories. The first is what I just think of as vessels. These are the majority of what I do and encompass a fairly wide range of forms. Next are the teapots, a form artists have enjoyed playing with for ages. Finally there are what I call my figurative lidded vessels. As the name implies the lids of these have been shaped into the human form.