Shell panel

  • Exhibition: Underwater flora and fauna - 2024
  • Description of your entry: Shell design cut from copper using an oxy-acetylene torch.
    Shaping and forming the copper using hammers and sandbag.
    W G Ball liquid flux is firstly applied and transparent blue enamel is then sifted over the wet liquid flux. Once dry I then sgrafitto into the front side of the piece and fire. I then build up layers of transparent colour and when happy with colour add the millefore and beads.
    I then apply the silver foil and fire. When all the silver is applied I cover with silver flux and fire again.
    The final addition of the dichroic slide and metallic mica powder with a final low firing.
  • Dimensions (cm): 16cm x15cm
  • Techniques: Embedding and decorative media, Foil/leaf, Sgraffito, Wet process, Transfers/Decals, Other
  • Main base material: Copper
  • Type of item: Panel
  • Name of maker: Gillian Harkness
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