Harlan W. Butt, Metalsmith
Red Tail Vessel 2 (a)
2013
Enamel, Copper, Silver
3 x 4 x 4 inches
Red Tail Vessel 2 is enameled with a feather pattern in the colors of the red-tailed hawk, a bird of prey common to North America. The outline of the feathers is fine silver cloisonné wires separating transparent and opaque enamel over silver foil. Across the lid is a red-tailed hawk feather cut from silver & fired with coats of enamel that is then etched to achieve a matte surface.

The image of the vessel in this online portfolio is an example of the Red Tail Vessel series. Each piece is hand-made by the artist & has its own distinctive features.
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