These cast iron cooking tools can be used to explore how materials traverse and become the body. They that can be activated, by being added to slow-cooked food as ‘ingredients’ to impart the food with essential nutritional metals for consumption. I am increasingly interested in the crossovers between food and medicine, and active ingredients.
I started making silicone and alginate moulds of medicinal plants, corals and iron oak galls as active objects, in wax to be cast into iron, zinc, copper and magnesium. I spent a week with Necole and Steve at Coles Castings Annual Iron Pour and sand-casting course in Dorset.