Saturday, November 22, 2008

proper copper coffee pot...

The Hastings Community Art Centre has an open exhibition every year with a threefold theme. You can enter any mixed media art of any size, and you can choose to use one, two or three of the words in the theme. This year's theme was "Copper, cats and car parts"

After researching copper a little as inspiration, I decided to make a copper coffee pot. It has a wire shape inside and has been covered with tyvek paper painted with copper acrylic paint. I sewed the tyvek onto the frame with metallic thread, then decorated the pot with a turkish flavour. I used glue gun, embossing powder, stamps and ink, fabric pieces, beads, etc. Then I heated it with a heat gun.

Here are a couple of close ups of the detail. If I were to make another one I think I would use heavier wire for the frame, so that it didn't lose it's shape. And I would like to use a lighter tyvek paper. It was fun to make, and something quite different for me.

I would love to take this theme further - I loved the whole Turkish inspiration with gypsy's, and Turkish harems, and Turkish dancers, and beautiful rich colours, and rich Turkish coffee. Oooooooooh!

That reminds me - I want to get the book " The various flavours of coffee" by Anthony Capella - I just love coffee, and the imagery that came to mind as I read the blurb just took me to another place.


Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

I like your teapot
Im wondering whether the exhibition is still on or if Ive missed it
Id like to take my son whom I home school to it

Nona Parry said...

This is Way Cool and wonderfully imaginative! I hope the rest of the exhibition lived up to it ;-)

Cindy Ericsson said...

Love this!

Cory said...

The texture on the pot is it.