They look just like a light and simple set of line drawings – something you might doodle out in a few moments. But then you see what is in them, and have to wonder just how hard they were to make.
Maya Selway, trained in silver smithing and jewelry making, works hard to create the effect, carefully balancing the weight at the bottom and throughout to make each container stable.
While many of her necklaces, rings and other pieces are quite conventional, these items suggest she is moving beyond her educational experience and into lovely new directions.
In designs like these, the details are everything, and mistakes impossible to hide. Look closely and you can see the vase even has a small water-holding depression at its base, adding a beautifully bare functional minimum to the piece.