Sunday, January 6, 2019

Bronze Jack O'Lantern By Theo

I've been meaning to post about this since Halloween.

When my good friend and fellow Haunter Theo visited in October, he brought with him a gift.  A one-of-a-kind gift.  A hand-made gift.  A bronze Jack O'Lantern, with a signature House of Marrow carved face.

I recall being in love with it instantly due to the wonderful face and the lumpy skin, but it took a few minutes for it to register that someone had actually made a bronze Halloween pumpkin.  A heavy bronze pumpkin...and traveled from New Zealand to the United States with it.

It now lives on our coffee table.  A year-long decoration.  With a Clove & Anise candle inside.

If you're interested in the lost wax process of casting something in bronze, click HERE.  The work involved is utterly amazing to me.

And the gift will always be treasured (and that's putting it mildly).

Thanks, bud!


Theo said...

so glad you liked it so much.

important to note that I did the whole thing at art school with the assistance of the tutors there... don't exactly have a bronze furnace lying around at home an nor would I trust myself to use it if I did! but it was a really fun thing to learn how to do.

Jay's Shadow said...


Wonderful piece of work Theo.

Jay's Shadow said...

And I just watched the video, it must be a fairly heavy piece too.

Willow Cove said...

Holy Cow! Before I read you're comment, I was wondering how the heck did Theo cast bronze in his dorm or apartment!
Even with the help, it is an impressive project. Just amazing.
Another thing to list on a resume or CV, Smelter ;)

bean said...

It’s magical.

Lady M said...

That's a fabulous gift. You must be pleased.

K.O. said...

Oh wow--what a unique handmade gift!!! Beautiful work! That guy's such a talent. :)