When Allyn was attending collage,
he received an assignment to create an educational video.
Allyn had 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.
I found myself the subject of a class project,
first sketching a design
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:
It clarifies the lost wax process
and perhaps a peek at the rhythm of this art.
The amulet itself is of a crescent moon,
a relief of a tree and under the tree is a man toasting to the Lunar Light.
Before Allyn asked me to create this piece for the video,
I was musing over the idea as a design I wanted to do.
Allyn gave me the excuse!