Pratt’s Foundry

by Jennella

Here are some photos from the bronze casting session at Pratt last week. The first is a photo of Professor Isolani, the second shows the pot(?) where the bronze is being melted – pieces of bronze are being added slowly to build up temperature – the green you see is copper being burned off. The last image is of the bronze being poured by students in the senior level 3D class.

It was a great way to spend the day, art historians, chemists, studio artists all coming together to watch one of the nexuses of where art and function meet. Learn more about lost wax process here

In the Foundry

Burning Off the Copper

Pouring the Bronze