Bookpin by David M Bowman Studio
Hand-wrought in brass and copper. Measures approximately 1.25 x 1"
Each book pin is formed with hand tools through the process known as foldforming. The copper pages are colored with heat. Pin backs are made of nickel. "Text" is hand-scribed, but does not say anything as far as the author is aware.
Handmade by David and Reed Bowman in Berkley, California.
David M Bowman Studio consists of two people: David Mills Bowman and his son, Reed Christopher Bowman. David began working in metal in 1971, near the time Reed was born; he first made silver jewelry, later moved on to brass belt buckles, then to larger pieces in patinaed brass. Over the years David has worked alone or with different assistants, but he has worked exclusively with Reed since the mid-1990s. They sell their work at fine retail galleries around the country.