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Cast bronze teapot with inlay

Postby Jim J » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:02 am

I dug this out of the cabinet the other day.
It is a lost wax cast bronze teapot I made back in 1985?
Never finished it past this point, fell in love, got married, had two kids blah blah blah...

After finishing the surface, I decided to do some flush inlay.
The pine branch is copper with aluminum needles. ( didn't know any better?)
At the time I was into bonsai, but didn't really know what I was doing so the design is a bit off.

Never did figure out the perfect design for a handle, a rough piece of pine limb as a model for a casting was one plan.
I carved the lid from serpentine stone. Got damaged when it fell off the mantle. (Kids...)
Thinking about what the other side could be, a simple flower engraving?

I was trying to make a classic shape with clean lines.

Any comments or criticisms are welcome.
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Re: Cast bronze teapot with inlay

Postby Jim J » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:55 pm

So I think the basic teapot shape turned out nicely.
I was able to make to symmetrical and well proportioned.
Even the lid, in spite of the damage is acceptable.
I laid out the pine branch off of a limb in my backyard.
The needles could be better, ( fishscales duh.)

I made it because I wanted to learn lost wax casting for larger objects.
I had done a fair bit of small castings.

The inlay was done because I felt the surface was too plain.
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Re: Cast bronze teapot with inlay

Postby Steve » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:40 am

I have no experience with this sort of metal working, but I appreciate the effort and your quest to learn.
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Re: Cast bronze teapot with inlay

Postby Jim J » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:08 am

Thanks Steve, beginning to wonder if said something wrong or everyone ran off to join the circus. :hehe: :dizzy:
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