A grail forged from pure silver. Forging is the process of heating a metal until it becomes malleable, like clay, and can be shaped with hammer and anvil, or other means of force.
Forging is distinct from casting, where a metal is melted and poured into a mold. Forging naturally gives rise to forms of a unique character, such as organic lengthy protrusions that would be very difficult to cast.
In this design, a vessel and leafy base are grasped and held mechanically in place by vine-like appendages. Some of the lighting variations in the photography emphasize the symbolic connection between silver and the moon.