Iron Pour Take Two

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.

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7 Responses to Iron Pour Take Two

  1. Mike Moon says:

    I’m so glad this one worked out. I’ll be watching for the finished products video later.
    Thanks for sharing Cheryl.

  2. David says:

    Great vid you put together on this one.

    4 hours!?!? Holy crap!! Very excited to see the final outcome 😀

  3. Robert says:

    Sweet success. If at first you don’t succeed…Can’t wait to see the results. Brilliantly done, my dear. 🙂

  4. Heath says:

    I can’t wait to see how they all turn out! very cool vid…

  5. Markus Sandy says:

    Oh, I’m so glad this worked out this time. I loved the “threat” part. Both videos are so exciting and fun. Really dig the music too.

  6. Ted Uran says:

    I was very relieved it worked out the second time too. 🙂

    If you pour Iron long enough, one will eventually run into the spout freezing and starting all over again.

    And as an instructor, I am still a student to the process…I learned a couple things this time around and won’t be making those same mistakes again. he he

    Thanks for doing this Cheryl…this is very cool. Ted

  7. Bharti says:

    Waiting for final result but makes me appreciate any sculpture even though I don’t undersand art.

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