Jane was very fond of her ‘little’ Grandma and she in turn, being the only girl was very special to her Grandma too. She went on numerous trips away with her Grandparents, getting into funny situations such as getting lost in a maze or being too scared to go on a ghost train together. She remembers as a child getting on the bus to a market stall to go and buy brass ornaments with her Grandma. The back room was covered with brass ornaments and on a Wednesday her Grandma would clean it all.
After she died, she says she can still feel her presence, and out of all the objects she could have had, she chose to keep two small brass slippers that sit on her kitchen windowsill. She prefers to look at these rather than a photo to remember her.
Brass shoes filled with silicone
Working out level of silicone needed
Shoes glued to blocks to hang in silicone
Shoes hanging in silicone to cast
The case shoes before removal
Cast shoes before removal
Working out the size of the frame needed
Finished brass frame
Embedding the silicone into the frame
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*All names are pseudonyms