The rough waxes of the title and name/date plates for The Ephemeral Knot. On either side of the plates are castings of human finger bones, specifically that of a fourth proximal phalange. Note all the air bubbles in the lettering that need touching up.
The corrected wax title plate and a few other items on the sprue tree.
The corrected wax name and date plate on the sprue tree.
Brushing a skin coat of investment on the waxes.
At the foundry, pouring the bronze into the plates' investment mold.
The beauty of molten bronze.
After several hours, the mold is broken open and the removal and cleaning begins.
The rough bronzes. Unfortunately, the title plate has quite a bit of flashing. Flashing is a common casting defect caused when molten metal finds tiny cracks in the investment mold. Minor flashing can be fixed but the title plate will have to be redone. The name plate flashing is slight, and should clean up well.