Glassell TXRX the first pour


Julie Soldano and Barbara Gamiz took these photos. 

 Here I am with Carlos Garcia and Will Isabell  waiting for the bronze to melt. 

Here I am with Carlos Garcia and Will Isabell  waiting for the bronze to melt. 

 David Medina (not pictured) takes the shells out of the furnace and sets them in buckets of sand. I cover the cups of the shells with tiles or insulation and hold the shells upright  while Will and Carlos shovel sand around the shells to hold them up. The tiles/insulation keep the sand from getting in the shells and help keep the heat in the body of the shells. 

 

 I am  in  all leather protective clothing.  I wear two sets of welding gloves to keep from burning my hands when I hold the shells upright. 

I am  in  all leather protective clothing.  I wear two sets of welding gloves to keep from burning my hands when I hold the shells upright. 

 Roland who runs TXRX and I think David Medina.  

Roland who runs TXRX and I think David Medina.  

  These TxRxlab guys are very innovative,   the bronze was melted by a furnace fueled by recycled oil. It is going to be interesting to see what comes out of the  mix between Glassell artist and TXRX members

 Carlos and Will  lift the hot crucible of hot bronze out of the furnace and pour it into the shells. The one holding the pour end  is called the dead men.

Carlos and Will  lift the hot crucible of hot bronze out of the furnace and pour it into the shells. The one holding the pour end  is called the dead men.

The pour went great there was not a single leak in the shells.