High fired black, green and gold enamelled bowl

  • Exhibition: General Exhibition 2024
  • Description of your entry: The copper was cleaned with Lemon Cif and sprayed with a fine mist of diluted wallpaper paste. White Blythe BJG 7 was sifted onto the top two thirds of the inside of the bowl and fine straight lines graffitied into the white. Another layer of mist was applied followed by a sifting of Milton Bridge LJE T232 flux all over the inside of the bowl. The bowl was fired for 3 min with the kiln set at 950oC. There was no slippage at this point. Blythe black BJG E1 was added at the rim and the bowl refired for 2min, followed by another dusting of black enamel firing for 1.5 minutes. The green appeared and there was some pooling in the base of the bowl. The resulting colours of turquoise, green black and gold were all due to the enamels interacting at high-firing with the base copper. The outside was not enamelled but the grey /black oxide was waxed and burnished with Renaissance wax.
  • Dimensions (cm): 6,5 x 16.5 cms
  • Techniques: High firing
  • Main base material: Copper
  • Type of item: Bowl
  • Name of maker: Cathy Timbrell