Tuesday, January 29, 2013

American Beauty foundry progress

Here are a series of photos from  Deep in the Heart Foundry showing the progress on "American Beauty."

Torso in bronze being welded together

Bronze foot section still in the ceramic shell

Bronze leg sections already broken out of the ceramic shell

Bronze foot section being broken out of the shell

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Patina on "Shorty"

refinished with new patina on bronze mouse & new finish on Steel cheese.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

American Beauty progress at Foundry

Yesterday I added a photo of the American Beauty face in wax at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry
These two photos show the wax sections already being encased in the ceramic shell. The bottom photo shows that same wax face now sprewed and being coated in ceramic shell.
early stage of ceramic shell process

Further along shell process

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Anvil in use.

OK, I got an anvil for Christmas from Sarah & Mike. I misheard Mike as saying it was 178 lbs. it's really 128 lbs. I was feeling very strong carrying it around. It's a very good anvil. Now to build a forge.