Thursday, 21 February 2008

Casting day looms!

It is now nearly the end of spring term, and metal casting is scheduled for next week on Monday and Wednesday evening. Silicon bronze, silver and pewter are the three metals chosen.
But before then it is necessary to burn the waxes out from their entombment in ceramic shell, which I hope to do in a couple of days time at our new workshop. This new location was not chosen with the needs of metal casting in mind, so I am somewhat nervous about burning out about twenty wax shells in the open in a new (and predominantly residential!) neighbourhood.
(As it happened, I found the burning-out to be quite straightforward, with the advantage that I was not restricted to week-ends as formerly).