Erin Hemmings's Artisan Knife Magnets: Larkspur
Raw Materials: Red Cedar & Alumilite Resin
Erin has mastered the art of mixed media with these magnets. Combining rich, natural wood grain and the vibrancy of cast alumilite resin, these knife magnets provide a natural look and feel to your kitchen. This one-of-a-kind magnet can securely hold up to 5-7 knives on the super strong magnets encased within.
The Process from the Artist:
Hardwood branches are first cut laterally to allow powerful neodymium magnets to be inset at a precise depth. The wood and magnets are then set in a mold and cast with alumilite resin. After the resin has been set in a high pressure chamber, the entire piece is then meticulously sanded and hand finished to create a satiny smooth finish. The tools and pressure chamber required to make each magnet were custom designed, invented, and built at the New West KnifeWorks production shop to accomplish this concept. The alumilite resin has been cured under 50 psi of pressure to ensure maximum durability.