PAINTING ON COPPER CANDY DISH
Painting on Copper candy dish is also known as Minakari art, beautifully on a hand-engraved and sawed Copper candy dish, inspired by Persian art. MinaKari is the art of Enamel working and decorating Copper with colourful and baked coats is one of the distinguished courses of art in Isfahan.
This candy dish has been hand made by the artesian based in Esfahan using different techniques such as Ghalamzani, Khatam Kari and hand sawing.
- Artwork: Minakari
- Production: Handmade
- Object: Candy Dish
- Height: 17cm
- Diameter: 15cm
- Origin: Persian
- Material: Copper
- Coating: Enameled coating and metal oxide painting
Please note No two handmade items are exactly alike.
About the artwork:
The artwork you are purchasing is called Mina with a rich old history of around 5000 years. Mina means blue in ancient Persian language and the blue colour in this artwork is a symbol of heaven’s sky. Although blue is the traditional colour in this art however, the contemporary Mina handcrafts could be found in a variety of colours these days such as green, grey, pink and etc.
Mina indeed is the art of painting and colouring on the surface of metal objects. The paint used in this artwork in most cases is prepared by metal oxide powders. Such metal powder, however, is mixed with special oils and solvents to form a creamy paint. The cream is then used to paint the object. Different metal oxide also produces a different colour.
Besides the preparation of paint cream, the desired objects which are mainly made of copper are created by hammering and forming. These objects have a long list of shapes including vases, plates, containers and etc. After forming the objects they should be cleaned thoroughly prior to being covered with white enamel coating. The cleanness of the surface is very important at this stage since very minor dirt or even hand oil or moisture could cause a crack in the final product. The enamelled object then is baked in the furnace at around 700° in a few stages.
Once the object is baked and cooled down, the already unique designed pattern of each item is transferred to the object’s surface. This is usually done by drawing on the paper first and punching small holes near to each other on the lines drawn on the paper. Graphite powder is usually used to mark on the metal surface through paper tiny holes. The white-coated copper object with marked lines then is painted carefully and artistically by hand. This stage is almost the most important part of the artwork and indeed the spirit of the Mina. The artist spends lots of time to handle the details of the painting trying to make it unique, modern and beautiful.
The final object is again needed to be baked in the furnace for stabilizing the colour at around 800°. As a result of using metal-based paints and baking procedure, the Mina colour is stable, washable and anti-scratch.
COPPER CANDY DISH
Painting on copper candy dishes can be a beautiful and unique way to create decorative objects that also serve a functional purpose. Copper is a popular choice for candy dishes because it is a durable metal that can be shaped and molded easily.
When painting on copper, it is important to prepare the surface properly to ensure the paint adheres well and does not chip or peel over time. This can be done by cleaning the surface with soap and water, and then using a fine-grit sandpaper to rough up the surface slightly.
Next, a primer can be applied to the surface of the copper candy dish to provide a smooth and even surface for the paint to adhere to. Once the primer has dried, the dish can be painted with any type of paint that is suitable for metal surfaces.
Acrylic paint is a popular choice for painting on copper candy dishes because it is versatile, easy to use, and comes in a wide range of colors. After the paint has dried, a clear coat of sealant can be applied to protect the paint and create a glossy finish.
When painting on copper candy dishes, it is important to consider the overall design and aesthetic of the piece, as well as any patterns or colors that may complement the candy that will be placed in the dish. With some creativity and skill, a painted copper candy dish can be a beautiful and functional addition to any home or special occasion.
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