Wax working -making Bronze Age inspired ingots

Some of my favourite items I chose from the museum collection are these unassuming bronze lumps. They are part of a Bronze Age scrap board that was found. They are basically Bronze Age ingots waiting to be recast in to new objects. When you think about smelting copper and the process of making bronze back then from scratch these then gain a whole new worth. I am going to cast similar lumps but made out of all the shapes.

Today I have been exploring combining the shapes to make a similar shaped ingot.

I will aim to cast six of these ingot inspired lumps and it is these that visitors will be able to dig for in the exhibition in my steel “trench” sculptures which are also rusting up nicely in the studio

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