Small pink, black and gold enamelled bowl

  • Exhibition: General Exhibition 2024
  • Description of your entry: The copper bowl was cleaned with lemon Ciff both inside and out and a fine mist of very dilute wallpaper paste applied inside. Milton Bridge T700 was sifted inside and the bowl fired at 900oC for 3.5 minutes. The copper oxide was cleaned off the outside using nitric acid at 10%. Milton Bridge Hard white LJE 0141 was sifted to the top half of the bowl outside and the Milton Bridge LJE T232 was sifted over the top and over the rest of the bowl. The bowl was fired for 2.5 minutes. There was a lot of “clean” slippage. The bottom was sanded clean of enamel and the bowl refired upside down for 1 minute, and then again. The black oxide produced above the line appears to be very “robust” and was subsequently waxed with Renaissance wax. The bottom and rim were sanded and engraved.
  • Dimensions (cm): 5.5 x 6.5 cms
  • Techniques: High firing, Other
  • Main base material: Copper
  • Type of item: Bowl
  • Name of maker: Cathy Timbrell
  • Award associated with this entry: Enameller Elect, Rachel Gogerly Award