Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bronze ring


I took a wonderful lost wax bronze casting workshop last week ... Wonderful people and wonderful teacher from Burkina Faso ( Issa Ouedraogo)... I made loads of rings and other wearable things ( still have loads of sawing and filing and sanding to do ...)

12 comments:

Still Waters Studio said...

Great ring! I love lost wax casting. I did some in college, but the equipment is so expensive that I haven't continued with it. Are you going to get a centrifugal caster now?
Sherry

Steph said...

Thanks for the comment Sherry ! No , no centrifugal caster ... we did it the african way ... i might try it at home ... we'll see !

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh wow. Did you made yourself a seal to stamp or seal your letters with? I used to make them but carved stone or cut rubber erasers. THe lost wax technique should be much more interesting and your photograph is excellent.

Thanks for your visit. I am so glad you think enough of my blog to show up every day as you said. I think that is wonderful.

I spent several hours today taking pictures and waiting and taking more pictures trying to determine if this one bird was a cross bill or not. In the end I guess it is nothing more than a female cowbird, running with a group of finches that the cowbird laid her egg in one of the finches nests. Now this bird is about twice the size of the finches but for now still think it is a finch. Soon the genes will take over and separate it from his fledglings.

Thanks again.

alek said...

steph that ring is just gorgeous, i hope youre not going to file it and smooth it, all the work you've been doing its a great flow of creativity i love the stuff, do you sell any of it?

Steph said...

Thanks Abe and Alek!
Alek ,no I won't sand that one, it is finished and I'm wearing it !
I sometimes sell my stuff but it's very rare... I don't feel confident enough yet to do so on a regular basis...

Olivier said...

tres beau ce bijou, on dirait un instrument de musique à vent


very beautiful this jewel, one would say a musical instrument to wind

Judy said...

Wow this is really intersting Steph. Thanks for the big wow on my blog and for your lovely comments.

Lindsay said...

Love the ring! Eutruscan influences?

Deryn Mentock said...

I absolutely love this! It's rustic and wonderful!

masaoms said...

Really good texture!! Interesting piece!

alek said...

steph let me know if you do decide to sell it, its real gorgeous.

thanks for the comments

Karen Cole said...

Beautiful ring ,Steph.

I ALWAYS love your finishes. They look like antiques that have been dug up from the ground. Love it.