I just finished my bowl for this year’s Super Bowl Challenge. I love the way it turned out! I must admit that I worked on it a lot yesterday since we were snowed in, but I did finish it up today. I have some images of the progression of the piece and then some of the finished bowl.
Make sure if you decided to join us this year in the challenge to link to your blog posts here in the comments and join the SBC Flickr group if you like. I’m going to visit all the event pages, the photo group, and any blogs that link to here and post a bunch of images later in the week. I hope that everyone had fun, I know I did!
After cutting out the nickel, fold forming the copper, and cutting out the half circles, I decided to change the design a little. Originally I was going to have an even bowl rim with the copper pieces riveted the whole way around and matching up with the cut out portions of the nickel bowl. I started playing around with them and decided to turn them upside down. This way the triangle (which I think is a nice detail) acts as the foot to the bowl.
And now, without further ado – THE FINISHED BOWL!
The bowl is made from nickel, fold formed copper, and brass rivets. It measures 4 1/2″ across and 1 1/8″ deep. I used a liver of sulfur patina on the copper and a torch patina on the nickel. Did I mention again that I love the way it turned out?
I can’t wait to see everyone else’s bowls, and the ones that I have seen are beautiful. Once again, I’ll post a gallery later in the week. Thank you everyone who participated and made this challenge so much fun!