Blue Shard Bowl

by Kathryn Watne.
(Hood River, Oregon USA)

KWatne: Blue Shard Bowl

I was in a show at our local gallery called ‘trash2art’ which challenged artists to make something out of the scraps you would toss in the trash.

I got some copper scraps, fashioned a bowl shape and punched holes around the edges, enameled the inside with a ‘sgrifitto’ style where a base layer of enamel (sea foam green) is fired, then a transparent purple is sifted on, then scribed with a file, then fired.

Thin copper wire is used to stitch the piece back together.

Kathryn Watne
K. Watne Enamels

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  • Wow! This is really cool, Kathryn! Not only is it a fascinating, artistic bowl – but very interesting how you designed and built it from scraps.

    I love seeing non-jewelry objects made from jewelry supplies. Thanks so much for sharing this neat piece!

  • thanks rena for posting my bowl! i love getting your emails and seeing what other artists are doing

  • Judy says:

    Boy this process would make a great statement necklace, bracelet or earrings!!!

    It’s beautiful!!! You should be very proud!


  • CindyC says:

    I just wanted to say that I love, love, love your bowl. I can’t believe you would even consider these large pieces of copper to be scraps. (They were just pieces ready to turn into something else!) I love enamel. I love your colors. I love the design and your creativity. Just love, love love it!

  • Autumn says:

    Beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing it, it’s inspirational.

  • Delia Stone says:

    I think your entire concept here was genius – daring even. I love it. I have a ‘thing’ for artful vessels and this tickled my ‘thing.’ 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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