Today was another huge step in the finishing process of this cake pot--plating the copper and bronze with a thin layer of sterling silver.
This is a dangerous process involving lots of nasty chemicals, an electric current and a lot of fiddling around with anodes. I am truly grateful to my good friend who knows the process well and helped me (really, he did all the work and I just assisted him). I don't even know how to thank him, except like a typical Alaskan: by giving him some salmon.
It took way longer than I thought it would--I should have guessed that because I know that's the way most processes go. The plating itself doesn't take long but all the setup and metal prep does take quite a while.
I'm so excited to go back to the studio and polish it up. Next up: working on the handle!