First casts cleaned up

Well the moulds have dried out and we have had a first run at casting some of the sculpts I have done up in pewter. Some need a little cleaning up still, but for a first run they all came out pretty nicely.
Firstly we have a nice brooch found at West Stow Heath in Suffolk, and is a little square brooch, the original in copper-alloy, with a small dragon design on it. Shown here next to a drawing of the original.

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Next we have a little disc brooch, probably 10th century, from York, the original made in a lead alloy. These have not been filed and cleaned up yet, but so far look pretty good!

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We have also managed to do a few buckles and strap ends, again from our own original sculpts, copied from 9th and 10th century examples.

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Posted on August 28, 2013, in Crafts, Metalwork and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. What book where you using for reference

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