This video compresses about six hours into three minutes. The sculptors were back at it at 5:30 AM. They had to chisel out the spout, re-line the furnace, and stoke it up again. This time they had an oxygen lance on hand, a piece of equipment that could have salvaged the pour the night before. Pouring started somewhere between 11:30 AM – noon, and went for about four hours. Afterward I got to take a group photo for these artists, and they were all smiles. Deservedly so, too. This was about the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long, long time. Bravo!
When they exhibit their pieces later this semester, I’ll be sure and let you know, with video of course, so you can see what came out after the molds cooled.
Update: I found an article about last year’s pour in which Ted Uran describes the process. Check it out: Iron Pour turns scrap metal into art at SCC.