A couple of weeks ago, I had a 'play' with lead-free pewter. I had read a lot of articles on the internet, but didn't really feel that I had an idea of how a cuttlefish mould would react to the molten metal. My only previous experience of casting had been in childhood - casting lead fishing sinkers in commercially made moulds with my Dad.
I roughly carved designs in the cuttlefish shell
Melting the pewter on a gas stove outside (for good ventilation)
The first pour - what a mess!
I am already looking forward to doing more casting!