It's official, time to get off my ass. I've been so busy with work, the holidays and this insane pool project, I need some bench time. I knew I was in trouble today when Martin called me out on his channel. Everyone must think I'm on some kind of sabbatical from casting. I just won't upload trash content on YT for the sake of uploading something. I'll make a video when I have something worth showing dammit! After being stupid and walking away from a 100yr old bronze masterpiece, I decided to embark on my take of Chunk Jewel! This style is a unique combination of colorful chunky pieces of glass and bronze and is usually shown in the style of Art Nouveau. Time period is around 1910 and this originated in Austria from what I can tell. Here is a sketch for this project. It's a table lamp approx 15" tall, cast in bronze with multi-colored chunks of glass protruding through the lamp shade. So let's get to work! The idea... The buck hot glued to lessen the amount of clay. I blew up the sketch and cut out the complex profile Yes that's an egg shape. "blown up google image" Chavant Le Beau touche high melt, very firm stuff. Symmetry is a mother! Heat gun and an old hotel room key worked a treat. I'll run a simple plaster of paris mold tomorrow of it.