Workshop in Munich

fingeringv

I did a wonderful workshop at Peter Bauhuis’s workshop. A different casting technique (lost wax), an opportunity to work with different alloys and forms and a generous and expert teacher. This finger ring is in 800 silver and emerges from casting with this great surface patina and texture.

mixeedbowls copy

These little bowls are shibuishi, copper and argentium; in a style influenced by Peter’s work. This is the first time that I have cast argentium. I also now know the secret of successful copper casting.

petersprues

This photo is of Peter sprueing up some wax pieces, below is his bench peg.

peterspegcuring

This copper ring, made from a twist of wax wire dipped, came out of the casting process with this lovely patina and texture. It already has a new owner.

 

 

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Open Studio 17th 18th October

charmbi

I’ve started work on pieces for ENOS Open Studios. This is a charm bracelet on a silver double chain, with beads from old necklaces (one from New Paltz and one from Bordeaux), a nunome-zogane shibuishi piece and a plastic cameo. I’m not sure that I want to part with it!