started with a clay finger. made 2 part mold. made many wax fingers from mold. joined all the fingers together and made wax claw invested wax in plaster steamed out wax poured in pewter. removed excess plaster cleaned.
used approx 20kg of pewter. i love this image, it's like a treasure chest in my car boot.
action shots of the casting process. note the genitle manner i am removeing excess plaster.