WVU Aluminum Pour

Aluminum Casting

The Advanced Sculpture students at WVU, led by faculty member Dylan Collins, fired up the foundry today and poured aluminum.  They used a plaster-silica mold system that encases wax positives, then are burned out, leaving negative spaces filled by the hot metal.  These molds will need to cool for a day, then they can be broken open and cleaned up.

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