EQUINOX IRON POUR
March 23, 2013
Location: Lunarburn Studio, 1252 N. Central Park Ave., IL 60651.
Lunarburn Studio in collaboration with KRL Metals, TrueForm Productions, Iron Head,
Chicago Crucible, Ignite Glass, and the Gypsy Circus Tribe.
Thanks to Eric W. Stephenson, Kelly Ludeking, Marshall Svendsen,
Lloyd Mandelbaum, Pearl Dick and others.. [I apologize, I don’t know all the names]
My few observations from the day:
Chicago has many youngsters in the art of sculpture making.
There are many young females pursuing this profession.
The sculptor community is a very interdependent community!
And I’ll add, Metal Pour is a very cool process!
Metal pour is an exhilarating experience! It’s wonderful to see a group of creative artists, each with their own distinctive style, come together and help each other in a very important process in the making of a metal sculpture: Metal Pour! The process if very physical and very demanding. There’s plenty of fire and hot molten metal around.. and, there is always plenty of booze and loud music, which embellishes the ambience! If you are aware of the process of metal pour, then you already know what’s happening here. For those who have not seen metal pour, it’s the stage of sculpture making when metal is poured into molds. The metal we are talking about here is IRON . In this 3 minutes 49 seconds long video, for the first few seconds, we see the fire pit where iron ingots is being melted. About 30 seconds into the video, we see Kelly opening the vent of the fire pit and let the molten iron pour from the fire pit into a crucible, which is then used to pour molten iron into molds.
In the very beginning we hear Barry Hehemann voice.. “Let’s get the iron baby”!!!
Some moves just before the pour!!!
Sand Casting Preparations.
EQUINOX IRON POUR: Some Images from the Day!
Got to love girls in fire suits!