This is the first attempt at a new fountain design using both enameled and unenameled copper, shown here in its rough form. That is, not cleaned of solder or oxidation.
It is comprised of a copper ‘flower’ that has been enameled (glass fused to metal at 1500F, soldered to a copper stem with three copper ‘leaves’ on smaller diameter stems. Water falls from the flower into the top leaf and on down into the other two and into the bowl. I will use this model, noting what to keep and what to change to make the next, in which I hope to resolve all the issues, which are primarily aesthetic as it does work well.
Future versions will have all copper with no enamel and others will have the flower and the leaves enameled to harmonize with the particular fountain bowl they will go with. This design is not likely to become a cat fountain, although people have requested the water falling from copper leaf to leaf design. We’ll see.