I continued the research for my next collection at The Goldsmith’s Company library. What a fabulous collection and what helpful people. I love the pinned pearls in medieval jewellery and may incorporate this.
This pewter badge would be sewn to clothing, having been mass produced as a casting.
I can’t believe that I’ve been back from running the casting workshop in Portugal for over a week. This was where we did our casting (except on the evening when we had pizza). The pizza wood ash came in handy as parting powder for our sand moulds; the location was splendid and we had a great time (though I say it myself)
A selection of tools on the table tennis table.
A wire bound mould ready to pour.
We used natural finds including these bits of pine cone, cast in both cuttlefish and oilsand.
and these lobster claws worked well in oilsand casting.
I hope to run this workshop again next year, so do let me know if you are interested.
My cast iron pieces have taken up a space at the lovely Fisher Galleries in Pittenweem. The Gallery is open every day (except Tuesday) and there is some lovely work here and at the other galleries in Pittenweem. A grand detour from the Fife coastal path, or a destination in its own right.
ENOS artists (East Neuk Open Studios) will have some work at Cambo House ENOS Hub this weekend – 21st/22nd May. I’ll have this charm bracelet and some pewter shells at Cambo. But do visit me at my studio in Cellardyke for a wider choice of jewellery and metalwork.