I had a successful firing of my new furnace and made this beautifully coloured tumbler. I think the colour is partly from the sand-mix from Auchindour which has iron in it.
The furnace set up
After the pour
opening the sand box
I also cut back a large bowl that hadn’t cast fully and achieved a perfectly acceptable bowl, which I textured and patinated.
patinating with ferric nitrate
I textured and patinated my sound stone from ‘Mary of Guise’ beach:
Also a Cellardyke sand tumbler got finished (texture and patina). May still work on the sparkle factor:-
I used the Auchindour sand to cast a wee silver piece to sit in the copper ‘goblet’ made in Week 2:
And this pour also gave a lovely piece of ‘waste’ for my collection of pieces to be developed into wearables.
the wee bowl and casting waste
I did a lot of editing of the to-do list, but all in all a very productive three weeks.
Thanks to Eden and everyone at SSW