Sunday, May 2, 2010

Casting with my 3D Class

A couple of weeks ago I did a pewter casting project with my 3D class. As always the project was a hit and all the students had a great time. Who doesn't love playing with fire?! Here are some pics from the casting day:We used ceiling tiles as our molds...just carved into them with exacto blades and dental tools.

Heating the pewter in a cast iron ladle with an acetylene torch.
Waiting until just the right temperature so the metal will freeze up in the mold and not pour straight through. Pewter has a really low melting temperature and stays molten for a long time so this takes a little practice.
Getting ready to pour the metal.
And just a couple of the final products.


Lorena Angulo said...

Great pieces !!