Contemporary craft museum

I assist in two bronze casting demonstrations Saturday evening at the Contemporary Craft Museum. I took three pieces from my "gust" series each an example of a different step of the process.  It was so much fun to spend the evening explaining how bronze sculptures are  cast and about my series. 

 

 Sprued and ready to begin the dipping process.  

Sprued and ready to begin the dipping process.  

 The sprued have been removed, the surface repaired and it is ready for the patina to be applied.  

The sprued have been removed, the surface repaired and it is ready for the patina to be applied.  

 The first piece in the series complete with patina.  

The first piece in the series complete with patina.  

 The mini foundry set up.  

The mini foundry set up.  

David Medina built a small portable  furnace for the demonstration. 

 

He was assisted by sculptors Carlos Garcia and will Isbell. Carolyn Johnson who sculpts and paints manned the tables with me explain what David, Carlos and Will were doing. 

It was great fun.  

 

 Will picking out tiny pieces of scrap bronze to put in the furnace. 

Will picking out tiny pieces of scrap bronze to put in the furnace. 

 David checking no on of the furnaces.  

David checking no on of the furnaces.  

 Will playing with fire. :)  

Will playing with fire. :)  

 The bronze ready to heat.  

The bronze ready to heat.  

 Pouring the bronze in a small shell.  

Pouring the bronze in a small shell.  

I should have gotten more pictures.