Cavin's main interest is
natural history and his designs reflect his passion. Birds, mammals, and
amphibians are well represented in his bronze castings. His castings are very
accurate, detailed miniature bronze sculptures that can be worn. As someone
once said, "Affordable portable bronzes".
The originals for Cavin's lost wax castings were first carved in shed elk antler or wooly mammoth ivory. Cavin has been carving in these mediums for the last 30 years as a production carver, creating original wildlife jewelry for galleries in the Northwest and Alaska. His many years of devoted study both in the field and his studio-office has made him quite adept at creating realistic poses of wildlife.
His best carvings are selected for this bronze line. Each carving is carefully molded to obtain waxes used in the lost wax process of casting. His current line of 250 nature images are available as pins, pendants, tacks and earrings.
"I started casting silicon bronze in 1992 and have fallen in love with it. The dark earth tone of the metal is enhanced with a wide range of patinas that permanently hue it, creating colors usually only associated with larger bronzes. Compared to my carvings, I like the permanence the castings convey which is a sharp contrast to the current status of today's wildlife".
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