When Allyn was attending collage, he received an assignment to create an educational video. Allyn has been helping me in my shop off and on since he was 11 years old, so he knows the process quite well. One evening he burst into my home with a borrowed Video camera and told me of his assignment.
Within minutes I found myself the subject of a class project, first sketching a design (Toasting the Moon) and then under the glare of a lens and I carved the piece. We were letting the investment set up when we noticed it was 3am.
The following day Allyn was at it again, this time balancing precariously in the rafters of my studio as I melted the silver and cast. Laughing the entire time we finished up weeks ahead of his deadline and he was pleased with his grade!
I came across his footage and decided to clean it up a bit. A little lute music, new titles and a logo, a short tutorial for your pleasure. To view it, please visit my: “How to order custom jewelry and sculpture” page. It clarifies the lost wax process and perhaps a peek at the rhythm of this art.