Coral Reef Diorama

  • Exhibition: Underwater flora and fauna - 2024
  • Description of your entry: A diorama is a replica of a scene, typically a three-dimensional model either full-sized or miniature, sometimes enclosed in a glass showcase. The miniature dioramas were particularly popular in the Victorian era as natural history museum pieces. My diorama is a modern take on an old tradition depicting the flora and fauna of a coral reef using enamels and a variety of enamelling techniques. There are over 50 individual pieces all set under a revolving glass dome so that the scene can be viewed from all sides.
  • Dimensions (cm): Approx. 30 x 20 including glass dome.
  • Techniques: Embedding and decorative media, Foil/leaf, High firing, Press/fold forming, Sgraffito, Wet process
  • Main base material: Copper
  • Type of item: 3D Form
  • Name of maker: Harriet Wilson
  • Award associated with this entry: Chariman's Rose Bowl Certificate of Merit, Themed Exhibition Winner