I went to a one day pewter casting workshop over the weekend. It was a fun day out with my friend Pam. We drove to Mineral Point, Wisconsin (which is a great little destination that deserves a posting all of its own). The workshop was put on by Shake Rag Alley (again deserves a post of its own) and instructed by Eric Donaldson. After a slow start (waiting for the plaster molds to cure) we finally did some casting in the afternoon. Here are the two things I made, a little tulip charm and a salt spoon. Any of you who know my wax carving will notice these are rather crude for my work. But, I had fun and learned the basic process which was the idea. I will definitely be doing more experimentation with this process.
Over the years, my artistic endevors have morphed several times. Each one feeding the next, I now feel that I have found my passion...Metalsmithing, specifically, lost wax casting. In addition to designing and bench work, I teach intermediate and advanced metals as well as lost wax casting. I am also availabe to teach workshops in the following markets:
Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Naples, Florida; Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama and Fairfax, Virginia