Category: Bronze

I undertook a short course in casting real bronze a few years back. The subject fascinates me and I have cast a number of pieces myself using a lost wax, ceramic shell process. I have cast items small and large, from vintage car parts and scale weights up to the fountain I made to commission for the grounds at Beaulieu. A representative selection is shown here.

The Digby Ostrich

The Digby Ostrich

This ostrich sits atop the Heraldic crest of the Digby family.   Why an Ostrich, and why a horseshoe ? An ostrich proper with a horseshoe in it’s mouth forms the crest on the Digby family coat of arms. The origins of this symbol date back to a century BC , and Jugurthine War between…