After an Aluminium pour, I agreed with the feedback that the metal was far too light. Although I researched silver nitrate patina and bronze, it was against health and safety. we resolved this with agreeing on Zinc, a silver metal that is similar to pewter and aluminium with a lower melting point but heavier than the existing base.
After gentle chiselling the ceramic shell off, I noticed the small hairline cracks that Dallis seems to believe are shrinkage stress cracks in the model due to its shape. I am really worried that when finishing the piece it will break.