"Gust" this weeks work

10/2015 I added the Sprues- (wax that create the channels the bronze flows through in order to fill the sculpture cavity.) it is sitting in my colander so the lower sprues will not break. 

10/2015

I added the Sprues- (wax that create the channels the bronze flows through in order to fill the sculpture cavity.) it is sitting in my colander so the lower sprues will not break. 

Ceramic shell- after 10 dips. 

Ceramic shell- after 10 dips. 

I have cut off the top of the cup and cut slits in the shell to allow the expanded fluids and gases escape in the firing. II used an angle grinder to cut the shell. Mine is sitting in the top right of the picture. Yes- I have my own angle grinder. 

I have cut off the top of the cup and cut slits in the shell to allow the expanded fluids and gases escape in the firing. II used an angle grinder to cut the shell. Mine is sitting in the top right of the picture. Yes- I have my own angle grinder. 

The burnout/firing - I am sad to say it is my piece making all the smoke. Who knew wool created so much black smoke. Under the kiln is a big pot that catches the lost wax. 

The burnout/firing - I am sad to say it is my piece making all the smoke. Who knew wool created so much black smoke. Under the kiln is a big pot that catches the lost wax. 

I am now working out of TXRX lab  in eado (east of downtown houston) the temporary glassell foundry. I have to say it is a bit of a hassell but I predict it will be a great 2+ years at TxRX.  

Tomorrow I will use a compressor and blow out all the debris and charred material in the shell and then fire again and ..... repeat.