Thursday, 31 March 2016

Ceramic shell

Last week I was able to send several sculptures off for their tour of the foundry.  After Simone did his magic on them, they are now with Ivano to be dipped to make the ceramic shell. Ivano carefully brushes on the ceramic mix to make sure there are no air bubbles

swishes them in the tank to give a thorough coating

before they are hung out to drip

and then bathed in the sandbox which blows sand every which way into all the nooks and crannies

several coats later and some reinforcing wire

 they are lined up to go to the kiln to burn out the wax. 

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