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Su Trindle is a British designer and maker of sculptural modern silver and resin jewellery. My favourite place to be is my small workshop in my garden. I work alone, singing along to the radio striving to create beautiful well-designed, contemporary jewellery and make a living at it. This last is important, not just to my creativity and ego but to help feed by boys and the dog.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday

Originally uploaded by Quercus Silver
Can't resist a challenge, me! When I heard about the Super Bowl Challenge 2011 on flickr it seemed like a good excuse for an excursion into trinket bowls.

I wanted to make something free form and a little rustic, so I didn't make a mold. I just showed my rolling pin to some paper clay and set off on the journey.

painting on size before gilding
My final piece is made of thin air drying paper clay. It made a delicate but flimsy bowl, so I painted the underside with a layer of resin in ocean blues and splatters of red and yellow crushed pastels. This is waterproof and has also made the bowl sturdy.

The inside is painted with gilding size, powdered blue pigment and then gilded with 22 carat gold leaf.

The process has taken a couple of days and I was delighted to find the time to try some new stuff. It's really a bit too bling for me but if I ever get around to making a mold I'd love to make some resin bowls.

I like this kind of sporting challenge? How about a Wimbledon Plate Challenge?


  1. wonderful, love the gilding. Go Packers!

  2. I'm guessing the Green Bay Packers, am I right? I've been to Green Bay.......................