Rosamond Conway

WAFER BOX

2008

Silversmithing by Clive Burr, surface stamped for cloisonné and basse-taille enamel

Conway is an artist enameller who works from delicate drawings and watercolours which explore the surroundings in which she lives and works in Suffolk.

The box opens to reveal a boxwood lining which is cut to hold wafers used in the Anglican Eucharist. The triangular form and detailing evoke the Trinity or threefold nature of God, while the three fish at the centre refer to the Resurrection of Christ. The painterly enamelling in basse-taille and cloisonné shows exactly-observed dandelion and wild carrot in an autumnal palette.

Along with a wide selection of sketches and drawings, Ros Conway also produced sample pieces of the individual elements in the wafer box.