Culture and heritage


The rough cast

The rough casting shown here is the first view of the coat of arms after the mould has been removed.

The seared brown and black colourings show the fiery birth of the arms in molten bronze. What, only a few days ago were raw metallic ores, and then a blazing liquid mass, has now been transformed into the quintessential symbol of NSW.

The fine detailing of the features is evidence of the advantages of using this technique and materials for producing a work of art such as this. Note the rough edges (called flashing) that show where the two halves of the mould were joined. These will be removed during the finishing processes.

Image source: Ian Mitchell, Phoenix Foundry

Page last updated: 01 September 2012