Make your own arrangements

  • Exhibition: It's all in the detail - 2023
  • Description of your entry: Inspired by the Victorian art of arranging Diatoms under a microscope this panel allows the viewer to create their own changeable Diatom arrangements. A steel backplate supports the enamelled Diatoms which have magnets set into their mounts enabling the enamels to be moved. The centre piece is also a brooch. This sits on a needle felted cushion when not being worn. The Diatom shapes were made by press-forming and main enamelling techniques are liquid enamel with sgraffito and sifting. Silver foil has been applied in areas with transparent colour over.
  • Dimensions (cm): 23cm x23cm x 2.5cm
  • Techniques: Basse taille, Foil/leaf, Liquid enamels, Press/fold forming, Sgraffito, Wet process
  • Main base material: Copper
  • Type of item: Panel
  • Name of maker: Kathryn Willis
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  • Photo credit: Own