Melting Brass with the OMG Kiln

In order to test out the new lids for our kiln, we fired it up again this month and melted some more metal. This time it was aluminum and brass scraps. After burning off the impurities we poured the ingots and prepared molds for an art project. The goal, which you see in the title photo, was to make small decorative wolf heads. Of the twelve heads, ten of them turned out quite well, so we were quite proud of ourselves. The whole process took about five hours, spread over two sessions: a Tuesday night trial and a Saturday morning pour. We’re getting pretty good at it, so the next time you see a notice that we plan to melt metal, be sure to attend!

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