This is a teaser photo of preparations for the iron pour that Steve and I ran at the weekend. It is the inside of a sand mould for an iron beaker vessel. I have put a piece of copper alloy from my beach combing into the mould to see what happens.
I now know what happened, but you will have to wait….
The pour was a great success thanks to George Beasley, Steve, Eden and the rest of the team at SSW. Thanks also to Charles Clark for the mould boxes.
I caught the last of the afternoon sun to take photos of some of my bowls which are heading to the Fisher Gallery in Pittenweem which re-opens April 1st http://www.fishergallery.co.uk. These are bronze, silver and brass pieces.
I’ll also show some of my small Damascus steel spoons.
I’m working on new designs for Pittenweem Arts Festival 2017. This bronze cast vessel takes its texture from the beach sand that it was cast in. The sun shone all day today so I went onto the rocks to take some pictures.
I made some small jugs and some bowls to trial as new forms for casting.
I left 5 sand moulds for hot bronze, more experiments…
And this is a 3 bowl set, I can’t wait to get it cleaned and finished.
I made 10 earrings yesterday as a set, using pieces found on the beach and other oddments/treasures from my collection.
I spent a week exploring developments of my casting. I managed to fit in two bronze pours and remake the moulds ready for a third.
This picture shows bronze ready to pour, with some mould boxes in the foreground.
This picture shows small sapphires pinned into the beachsand mix. I am working on making sapphire windows in the cast bronze bowl.