Caithness Sandcast – Monkey Tree
Here is an amazing Sandcast. Sandcasts are created in three stages. First a sand mould has to be prepared, shapes and textures are pressed into the surface. Next the glass colours have to be added using templates and a sieve. The last stage is casting the glass, a graphite frame is placed around the sand mould and molten glass dropped in. Once the mould is full with glass it is left to cool before the frame is removed and the sand and glass put into the kiln to cool slowly. The sand is brushed off the back and the sandcast is finished.