I wanted to share more pictures from the last bronze pour at the University of Wisconsin Foundry. Two of the investment molds were my own, the rest belonging to other artists.
The investment and sand molds waiting in the sand pit.
The forge heating up with bronze ingots.
Myself with the rest of the pour team.
My two investment molds. The blackened charring around the large one in typical, due to the large amounts of wax that was melted out.
Myself cleaning sand off other artist's molds.
Bringing the crucible out of the forge. I'm working the left side.
The crucible is lowered into the cradle and the crane is attached.
The crucible is slowly guided over to the sand pit with the molds.
Pouring the first mold, which happens to be mine. This is the largest mold that I have done and it was very exciting to finally get metal into it.
The pouring of my second mold.
Pouring other artist's work.
The remaining bronze is poured into ingots. About this time I was unbelievably hot. The heat radiating off the crucible and molten bronze is incredible to feel.