Today, I made a hinge for my treasure chest. I also cut some granite to make a base for my second pirate wench casting. This is where I plan to set my 18th century cannon with the piece and, of course, fly the Jolly Roger pirate flag that I made earlier. The hinge for the […]
I am working on a second, different casting of my pirate wench. This casting is intended to be an artwork piece that will include my bronze cannon, a bronze seashell, and most importantly a bronze cast Jolly Roger pirate flag. According to Wikipedia, I am using the flag of Edward England, a wonderful pirate from […]
I have essentially finished my pirate wench. I first thought to mount the piece on a light colour granite base as shown below, but on reflection I changed to a dark base. I also picked up some iron pyrite at the local gem and rock show. When sparkling, this will help enhance the piece. I […]
Well, I have the pirate wench all together. This stage, which is the soldering and fitting and cutting, is perhaps the most tedious and possibly the most dangerous work. I work with torches and hot metal and grinding devices and sometimes it is hard to get pieces to fit together properly. After casting I clean […]
Folks, I am casting a pirate wench. It’s not on my to-do list for 2018, but I had to cast another pirate chest. I have studio time scheduled in November with Shona Rae, the metal smith and jewellery artist who first showed me how to cast metal. I want to learn new things and I […]
I finished my pirate work. This is mostly in preparation for my upcoming show at Calgary Expo 2017. I decided to mount all my pirate bronze on a custom granite base. I decided to call this work “Dead Pirate’s Chest”.
I took some pictures of my final pirate bird skeleton to post as a new item for sale on my website. I’ll put it up on Etsy soon. Some of my other pirate things like my pirate chest, hat, and skulls are not yet ready. I think I said that this bird would be most […]