February 25, 2013 · 10:34 pm
…Sourdough bread lesson on Saturday….
(Fabulous bread made by sweet expectant mama Kaitlyn Duggan above and happy new mama Lindsay Eysnogle below)
…led to a Monday afternoon of this:
Kaitlyn decided it would be a great idea to carve our own bread-rising bowls so she can add them to her bisque firing tomorrow night. Sweet! Thanks Kaitlyn! It was really fun to extend our bread baking endeavors to a related creative activity. Can’t wait to make the next batch of bread with these to see how/if the patterns transfer to the top of the loaves.
February 25, 2013 · 9:00 am
Finished pieces below. Paired to show front and back.
I’ve been wanting to try this technique for a while, especially to make some of my own leaves out of brass and copper. I knew I wanted to patina them. As I was preparing a bunch of other components to patina, I tried folding some 24 gauge metal, hammering it, and then opening it. Of course I wanted instant gratification, so I stopped with one fold, cleaned up the edges and then textured the open surfaces with hammers and a stamp.
Next time I will take the time to anneal the metal after the first fold, and try a few more folds.