This seemingly delicate handle is quite sturdy.
The square rod in this handle was forged from the initial rectangular configuration to a square at the bowl end, and flat for the handle. Where the rods separated during the forming process add to the process aesthetic.
This strainer is composed of fused round wire in the handle, that has been planished for structure and aesthetics. The pierced sheet bowl was soldered into place.
The Forged Line series explores aesthetics of shaping metal through the forming process. By using stacked linear elements (wire) in the handles the stretching and compressing of their profiles becomes more evident.