Friday, February 26, 2010
Its a late one, but I made it. Today started with a visit from the students of Coro Lake Elementary. I gave three blacksmithing demonstrations, making a very cool hook each time. I was glad to see that the students were excited to learn and enjoyed their tour of the museum, the library, the smithy and the foundry. Some of the kids remembered me and it was nice to get a hug from some of them. I just love to teach and I certainly relish the chance to share my love of all things metal. The rest of the day consisted of pouring investment ( a plaster like substance use to make the heat resistant molds needed for casting objects in silver) and weighing silver in preparation for tomorrow's sterling silver pour. At the end of the day tomorrow I will have many tiny silver horses. I'm looking forward to it!