Julie Soldano and Barbara Gamiz took these photos.
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.
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
The pour went great there was not a single leak in the shells.