- The summer heat made the clay very soft, every nail and finger print showed.
- More clean up to eliminate the imperfections from the marks in the clay.
- Careful with the tools, any “miss-taps from a tool showed up on the clay.
- More clean up to eliminate the scratches
- Dust, clean it up
|Seven layers of sand creates a ceramic shell|
|Ceramic shell is heated to 1700 degrees to prevent cracking|
|30 minutes later it rests in a pile of dry clean sand.|
|Molton Bronze is heated to 2000 degrees, broken glass is added to the bronze to release impurities.|
|Clean very hot molton bronze secure and ready to pour|
|Nic's first pour!|
|One hour after the pour the ceramic is removed from the sand to cool.|
|After 30 minutes, its grab with large prongs and water is poured on to crack the shell.|
|A very clean break|
|Next the spurs are sawed off|