What could be better in February in Minnesota than a 2800 degree hot iron pour? That’s just what happened on February 15 at the Franconia Sculpture Park in Franconia, MN. All photos in this post are by my sister, Nancy J. Spiegel Rosman.
The molten iron is poured in molds made from sand/resin blocks. An action shot of me carving the block with a Dremel when I visited my sister in January. You have to love a sister (and her dh) that took the trouble to secure a block for me in advance.
My finished mold.
Molton iron pouring out of one of the two furnaces fired up for the pour.
Pouring the molten iron in my mold.
Grinding my finished piece. I am waiting until I see the artwork in person to show it in its entirety.
But here is Nancy’s mold with the finished artwork (with some sand still to be cleaned out) below.