Monday, May 23, 2011

You can call me Bronzebeard

.. or Falstad, whichever you prefer.

Yep, that's right, Aidan has finally cast a bronze beard to his own face. He covered his beard in plaster and sat in the kiln over night like a b'dass, letting the beard hair burn out. Next morning he poured the bronze in himself and waited a few days until it hardened completely. He then proceeded to break off all the plaster with one swift swing of his hatchet, cut off all the gating, and polish it down and add a nice traditional patina.

In other news, Aidan has also completed his bronze casting mentorship, having created a stunning representation of a roughed up alley-cat B'Dough. Sadly, photographs of this fine piece of art and craftsmanship will not be displayed until the piece is received from the Arts Fund Gallery in early July, probably. Maybe we'll be able to take a few pictures of it on it's pedestal before then.

The website has not been worked on in too long, however finals are next week and we will be able to work on it much, much more after school is over.

Also, we are building a giant B'Dough cat float for the Summer Solstice parade. The people at the workshop are great, they're very helpful. We are thankful that we have this opportunity. More information on the float may be posted at a later date.

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