The Golden Nugget
The Golden Poo Making
Well, this is a first. I have been asked to create a solid 24 carat gold poo to help raise awareness for bowel cancer. Watch how it was made in the video (share it with any else who likes turds) and take the quiz at thegoldennugget.com.au to win a hand-crafted stool worth $5000.
Simon West: We started with research. We jumped on Google, had a look at different images. That’s a lot of poo. There’s something lovely about that one. And then did some sketching around how big it was gonna be. I haven’t paid so much attention to a Bleeeep.
My team of jewellers and I started with a wire frame, and then from there we added texture, created different bumps. We use a micro-torch, which actually heats up the granules and it’ll turn it to liquid hot. And it’s at that point that we pour into the mould. And from there, we’ll just need to file the poo back a little bit just to get some of that nice texture on it. I’ll just give it one last one wipe.
Turns out you can polish a turd. And that’s how you make the perfect poo. It’s actually quite beautiful.
So it is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, and while you might think it has next to no relevance to you because you’re young and somewhat healthy, sadly the latest statistics show that bowel cancer is in fact the deadliest cancer for people aged 25-29 in Australia.
All you have to do is complete the quiz. Even if you don’t take home the expensive poo, you’re still a winner because you’ll be learning very important things about bowel cancer symptoms that you might not have known before. And that, folks, is priceless.