ENAMELED FORGED BOWLS – IT’S HAMMER TIME! VIDEO WORKSHOP
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Enameled Forged Bowls – It’s Hammer Time Video
Amaze yourself as you learn to take a flat sheet of copper and turn it into an enchanting bowl! Jean and April are at it again as they show you how to hammer and forge 3 different style bowls in this 4 hour video. Then they show you how to enamel them with several enameling techniques.
Bowl #1 is an organic free-form bowl enameled with liquid white and over-fired to bring out greens, reds, and browns.
Bowl #2 teaches students to forge a symmetrical round bowl which is enameled with 80 mesh clear transparent and then overglazed with P-1 black and decorated using a wipe out technique.
Bowl #3 does not require a hammer, just pliers and it’s enameled with liquid white and highly over-fired with a torch technique to create amazing colors! Most bowls are fired using a kiln but bowl #3 is entirely torch fired.
Students will learn:
(1) Annealing copper
(2) How to take a flat sheet of copper and by just using a hammer and dapping block, create 2 different style bowls. A third bowl is formed with just pliers.
(3) How to kiln or torch fire a 3-D form. Both will be discussed and demonstrated.
(4) Mixing, using, applying, and firing liquid enamel 533 white
(5) Application and firing 80 mesh enamel transparent clear
(6) Using an overglaze to create patterns and designs in a unique way
Supplies needed to complete this course:
(See also kit available below)
Only 3 enamels needed: Thompson 533 liquid white, Thompson 2030 transparent
clear 80 mesh enamel, Thompson P-1 overglaze
2 – 4” square pieces of 24 ga copper and one 3” X 4” piece 24 gauge copper (in kit)
(The items above are available in a kit sold separately)
Round wood dapping block with 4 depressions (4”, 3 ½”, 3”, 2 ½”) or other large doming tool
Pear or tear-shaped plastic or nylon head mallet
Sandbag, Round nose pliers, Metal shears
Pickle pot and pickle
Torch for annealing and firebrick or annealing pan
Kiln and kiln firing supplies
Torch firing supplies
Artist silicone shaper (wipe out tool) or erasers to carve
How to Mix Liquid Enamel Instruction Sheet
2 oz 2030
4 oz 533
P1 Overglaze Black sample
Bamboo Stick w/drilled holes
Copper jump ring
Copper Bird Charm on ¾” disk w/ ring
Copper wire 18 ga 3’
Micro-fasteners – 2 sets
Copper Squares 24 ga 4” x 4” – Two of these
Copper rectangle 24 ga 3” x 4” – One of these
Copper 20 ga for spoon bowl
Paper Patterns for bowls, spoon bowl, charm