Monday, 21 May 2012

ENAMEL EXPERIMENTS

The end is in sight as far as my MA work is concerned and with 2 weeks left to avail myself of the Universities facilities I have been experimenting.
I have discovered these wonderful kitchen utensils a pack of 3 for a £1 in Poundland, made of steel they are just asking to be enamelled. These lovely stumpy ladles and large spoons are transformed with the addition of a spot welded moth rendering their initial purpose void (spot the MA student)
 This brings me to the 'Fish Slice Challenge', it is the end of term after all and with the spoon and ladle comes this fish slice which I don't like as much. So I handed them around the fabrication department with the challenge to do something with it before I leave. I am not going to repeat some of the ideas, but I do hope to show you one or two results. I did not like my first attempt, but I had just got the hang of the plasma cutter and I am now cutting holes into everything.
 My second attempt pleases me more. So here is the challenge, go get a cheap fish slice and alter it's function, add, subtract and embellish, leave a comment on my blog with a link so we can see, a bit of creative fun to share with each other.

7 comments:

Jill said...

fabulous transformations with your Poundland finds Sue, at that price you can afford a bit of fish slice experimentation.

Menopausalmusing said...

Oooooooooooooh! What a find those utensils are! Love what you have done with them and am thinking about taking you up on the challenge. A sticking point might be the "subtracting" part but hey, it wouldn't be a challenge otherwise, would it?

Printed Material said...

I doubt you'll ever buy anything for its primary function ever again! Now, I think I have a lovely stainless steel fish slice thingy that my Dad made years ago when he was meant to be making aeroplanes at Rolls Royce. I shall search it out and take up the challenge if I can.... mind you, I'm still working on the four part gum arabic so give me some slack and I'll catch up.....soon...ish

Wendy Rhodes said...

Can you flatten a fish slice enough to print with?x

Sue Brown said...

I don't see why not Wendy!!

Jane Housham said...

I've got my 33p fish slice! Is there a time scale to aim for?

Joanna said...

Ditto to Jane's question! I'm liking the sound of this challenge but have only just read about it on Jane's blog so I'm wondering if I'll have time to join in.....

Thanks,

Jo