I thought it might be interesting to show some of the steps in making one of my little bowls. There’s a lot of steps between beginning and end. I won’t show all of them but here’s the basics.
I start with a flat copper circle.
Then heat and form the piece until I have a shallow form with gently fluted edges.
I further shape the copper until I have a deeper inner bowl and strongly fluted edges – it now has a flower-like shape.
I start firing layers of enamel – this is after about 6 firings.
The finished pieces – several more layers and firings of enamel have produced beautiful shading, colour variations and bubbling.