We're casting in my Metals II class, and since we don't have lost wax casting equipment yet, I've gotten to experiment with some low tech casting techniques I haven't tried before. We've done cuttlefish casting, water casting and broom casting. It's been fun to play with a process with immediate results after the long slog of cloisonne. (I still love cloisonne, it just felt like a slog because of all the weather set backs).
After I finished up a second set of wiener dogs, I decided to do something with some of my silver water castings, and came up with this pendant. I think its the most "smithy" piece I've made in quite some time. I don't love it, but I enjoyed flexing some of those skills I don't get to use so often.
I'm hoping to complete the assignment I gave my students so stay tuned for more casting adventures!