Tuesday, June 9, 2009


My husband, teaches at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, a public residential high school for emerging artists. When he told me they were going to be doing a bronze casting, I immediately grabbed my camera, hopped in the car and drove over! I am hoping to document the entire process: wax sculpting, spruing, layering the ceramic shell investment, burn out, casting, clean up. But for now, here are some images of the casting...
Melting the ingot in the furnace

Removing the crucible from the furnace (look at that glow!)

Pouring the molten bronze into the molds

The metal cools

Replacing the crucible into the furnace


ErinMichael.com said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see the rest of the process, too.

Amanda Conley said...

Very cool!

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