Thursday, May 1, 2008


My husband, Ben, 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 motlen bronze into the molds

The metal cools

Replacing the crucible into the furnace


High Desert Diva said...

This is so cool to see the process.

My husband looked into having some of his ironwork cast, but the cost was way too much :-(

I don't suppose your hubby would be able to have the school earn some money by making some casts?

Rosebud Collection said...

Wow, that is really interesting..
Thanks for sharing..will be watching for each step..

Fru said...

cool..I have been casting all week metal is so fascinating!!