Friday, October 02, 2009

the bronze pour at Shidoni

On my day trip to Santa Fe I stopped at Shidoni Foundry to watch a bronze pour. It was very hot. The temperature of molten bronze is around 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and it takes a long time to heat up to that temperature. The foundry was also VERY loud prior to the actual pour. It was quiet during the pour and everyone was asked to turn off their cell phones so the workers could completely concentrate. That said, these aren't very good pics because I wasn't able to hold the camera still enough and didn't have a tripod with me. Nevertheless, I think they're interesting.


Mrs. L said...

Even though you couldn't keep the camera still, the slightly blurred effect enhances how hot it must have been. NO THANK YOU!! What were they making? Knuckles?

emmapeelDallas said...

They were making really bad molds for something. I actually took a pic of some of the sculpture to show how bad it was, but the foundry itself was GREAT!