Emerging artist in residence SSW Week 3

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.redtumblerviii_enos

furnacesetup_enos The furnace set up

furnacesswpostpour_enosAfter the pour

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I also cut back a large bowl that hadn’t cast fully and achieved a perfectly acceptable bowl, which I textured and patinated.

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patinationssw_enospatinating with ferric nitrate

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I textured and patinated my sound stone from ‘Mary of Guise’ beach:

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Also a Cellardyke sand tumbler got finished (texture and patina). May still work on the sparkle factor:-

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I used the Auchindour sand to cast a wee silver piece to sit in the copper ‘goblet’ made in Week 2:

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And this pour also gave a lovely piece of ‘waste’ for my collection of pieces to be developed into wearables.

silvercastingssw_enos 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

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