Living Waters Bucket

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Title

Living Waters Bucket

Subject

Wood; Bucket; Tradition; Craft

Description

Medium sized bucket with copper rings at top and bottom, heavy rope handle. Each stave is made from a different wood. Each wood is from a different part of the world. Each stave is a representation of all the different peoples of the earth. The bucket was made and assembled by the traditional craft of the cooper trade. Each stave was shaped using a drawknife while being held fast on a shave horse. The joints and angles are perfectly shaped on a cooper's plain. The staves are held together by a copper hoop that has been splayed and riveted on an anvil. The hoops are then driven home with a hoop driver. There is no glue or wax. The precise shaping of the staves and head along with the tightness of the hoops are what makes the bucket water tight. The hoops are hammered out on the anvil to fit the taper and size of the bucket. There is a gasket of cattail leaf used in the groove or croze.

Creator

Francis, Darold

Source

Utah State Folk Arts Collection, 2016.06, Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts

Publisher

Utah State Archives

Date

2011

Contributor

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Rights

Copyright All Years. Utah Division of Arts and Museums. All Rights Reserved.

Format

11 x 11 (in)

Citation

Francis, Darold, “Living Waters Bucket,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed February 25, 2021, https://utahfolkarts.omeka.net/items/show/41.

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