My seabird collection is created using a process called charcoal block casting. I begin by carving an image of a seabird into a soft hardwood charcoal block. The image is carved upside down and backwards into the block. Once I acheive the desired carving, I pour hot molten gold into the carving and smash another charcoal block on top of the gold. The process is very tricky and sometimes very random. I may have to re-carve the image several times before I  get a casting that I like. 

 

Seabird Collection
Seabird Collection