Did you know that you can cast metal structures on the beach? It may sound like a bit more than a sand castle, but it”s doable…if you”re this artist, at least.
In this amazing video, designer and metalworker Max Lamb creates a pewter stool using the beach itself as one of his tools. He filmed the entire process, seen here in time-lapse, showing him create a one-time-use mold from the beach sand.
Lamb chose to create this hexagonal stool on a beach in Caerhays (on the south coast of Cornwall). The location also holds a special significance. It was where Lamb grew up and spent many a childhood summer playing in the sand and sand-casting, as this process is called. Cornwall was also formerly famous for its mining and foundries, and historically used sand-casting as one of its production techniques.
(via Vimeo/Max Lamb)
You can see more of Lamb”s creations on his website. You can also find more of his making-of videos on his Vimeo channel.