Sculpture Shop and Bronze Pour!

Welcome to Sculpture shop, where every day is a little more weird and wonderful than the last.

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It's mold day where campers mixed plaster for the bronze and aluminum pour.

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...Oh, Jacob!
 

Now meet our sculpture Counselor in Training, Alex, who handcrafted these thing-a-ma-jiggys for Harry Potter themed Bastille Day!

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Here's a sneak peak into what a bronze pour looks like! As you can see a crowd begins to gather in anticipation.

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This is Becca, our head of shop! She's goofy, kind and loves bowling!

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Below we have Jon taking the mold out of the kiln. What's incredibly cool (or... hot?) is that the molds are 900°F!

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Our CITs are even given the opportunity to pour bronze into the molds!

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All the excess is poured into an ingot mold to be saved to add the furnace for the next pour.

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Success!

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And as per Buck's Rock style, a crazy banana comes running through camp!

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All in a day at the sculpture shop.

 

 

Photographs by Becca Flis and Jehanne-Marie Milne