Jeff Martin, ‘Excavated Vessel 1 (EV-1)’, 2017, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Excavated Vessel 1 (EV-1)’, 2017, Jeff Martin Joinery
Jeff Martin, ‘Excavated Vessel 1 (EV-1)’, 2017, Jeff Martin Joinery

Series: Excavated

Signature: On bottom

Image rights: Copyright Jeff Martin Joinery

Manufacturer: Jeff Martin Joinery

Our team researched historical casting methods in order to develop a process unique to our studio.

We use agglomerated cork as our blanks for our molds because:

  1. The 6mm-14mm large cork granules are delightful to pick apart.
  2. The cork is super-heated and compressed to form the slabs without using glue.
  3. The cork has an ignition point higher than the melting point of our pewter alloy causing no fumes, smoke, or flame in the casting process.
  4. The pewter sneaks through the rough openings between all of the pieces of cork, causing us to excavate the piece.
  5. The excavation of each casting destroys the mould making each finished piece an edition of 1.
  6. The end result is reminiscent of coral and barnacles.

About Jeff Martin

Canadian, b. 1984, Edmonton, AB, Canada, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada