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Pewter Casting with Giulia Gentili

Learn to cast pewter medals with moulds made from cuttlefish. Using a variety of tools you will carve into a dried cuttlefish bone to create a patterned mould. Using a blowtorch and an old tin can, you will melt pewter to pour into your moulds. At the end of the course you will have made a 5cm diameter cast pewter disc.

Giulia Gentili is a Fine Art graduate from Edinburgh College of Art. She was a resident artist and technician for Franconia Sculpture Park’s Hot Metal Pour 2018 in Minnesota, the largest iron pour in the Midwest. She is preparing for a residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop where she will be exploring how traditional foundry casting and computer aided modelling can come together. She currently works as a fabrication technician at the University of Edinburgh and is a studio holder at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

http://www.giuliagentili.com/