The Michael Aram Silversmith Collection is a homage to the simple beauty of the forger's craft. The texture of hammertone has been seen for millennia in metal objects, bearing silent testament to each stroke of the hammer. The surface that remains is faceted and meticulous without losing its random and organic feeling. The Silversmith Collection of fine porcelain strives to capture this mystical and timeless motif. The design is also carefully crafted in terms of color and detail to integrate perfectly with any of Michael's other dinnerware patterns. The unified body shapes used in all of the motifs make mixing and matching the patterns a seamless proposition."I have always been mesmerized by the idea that a cold, hard piece of metal could be pushed into any shape. It's a little like magic in a way. There is also a wonderful romance to the fact that each gesture the artist makes becomes immortalized in a single mark, creating a texture that is quite simply breathtaking.