Delft clay casting demonstration

In January 2020, John Huddleston gave a demonstration of how to cast silver using the delft clay method.  The club has the equipment for this.  John used a nutmeg as the item to reproduce and did two castings to allow more people to watch closely.

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With the first pour, John didn’t keep the torch on the crucible whilst pouring and the metal did cool a little so that the mould didn’t fill properly.  The second one was fine.  The first one will make a lighter pendant at 33g, whereas the full nut is 44g.
With thanks to Sharon Cairns and Lynne Ford for the action images.