This flared bowl received awards at Goldsmiths Craft and Design event this year.
Inspired by natural forms and colour in rocks and shells, her discerning eye and hand transforms matter from subject to object through interaction copper, glass and fire. Getting five or six different enamel layers to all perform their best on one bowl is the technical challenge taking into account the variation in colour, melting point, and behaviour. The resulting works are sumptuous coloured layering and patinas.
An enamelled bowl can have the feel of a natural object or refer to the ideas of nourishment and comfort. Both the inside and outside must work together and visually enhance each other, with the placement of the most exciting part of the design being determined by the shape of the bowl. Because the enamels are held on a slanting surface, they can slide during firing, bringing out their character and vibrancy colour.
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