The shell the day after the pour.
The shell is broken off with a sledge hammer and a chisel. It is exciting to finally get to see the piece in bronze. Luckily the bronze got into every cavity of the shell it does not always.
Next to cut off the sprues with my angle grinder.
Here she is with the cup still attached.
Once the sprues are detached the chasing begins.
The last step is applying the patina.
Keep an eye out for the patina post.