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Into the Fire

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 August 2012 in Business & Industry.

The remaining bronze is retuned to the furnace.

As I mentioned, a number of steps remain. An interesting one is the addition of a patina. The colors on the sculptures are achieved by the addition of chemicals and heat. The foundry employs a colorist who works with the client artists to work out the color combinations desired.

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a spectacular series Steve! And the captures are just special... so real the details yet interestingly sci-fi is the mood!:-)

11 Aug 2012 5:05am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I think I prefer yesterday's post Steve - but it is a very interesting series. :-)

11 Aug 2012 6:43am

PATRICK from miramas, France

another great capture

11 Aug 2012 6:55am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Looks spectacular... and hazardous.

11 Aug 2012 7:23am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Looks like extremly hot and sweaty work, might no be a bad winter job:)

11 Aug 2012 7:30am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec la flamme sueprbe image et compo de ces travailleurs avec leurs combinaisons.

11 Aug 2012 7:42am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great shot.

11 Aug 2012 8:02am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

The dangerous trade of fire's men!

11 Aug 2012 8:22am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

the wire netting is disturbing on this picture, I'm like Nigel I prefer yesterday's

11 Aug 2012 8:55am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb series !Very beautiful and interesting !

11 Aug 2012 9:11am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The screening effect by the wire really fascinates me, lending a real beautiful effect
on the silver heat suits !~

11 Aug 2012 10:43am

Florence from Paris, France

A very interesting documentary series Steve ! I love the way it tells a story, around the "making of" a sculpture.

11 Aug 2012 12:26pm

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Impressive shot of these workers

11 Aug 2012 12:46pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful series ! super shot .

11 Aug 2012 12:55pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Oh my goodness..... it's alive!!

11 Aug 2012 4:02pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot near the end of this process. It must be a hot job even with the protective covering.

11 Aug 2012 4:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great effect

11 Aug 2012 8:13pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


11 Aug 2012 10:57pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice capture . .

11 Aug 2012 11:03pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent piece Steve. Great write up too. Having worked a little bit with castings and foundries in the construction industry, I came to feel that, even in that realm, this is more of an art (or at least As much as) than a science...Superb!

11 Aug 2012 11:05pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Another nice image of this interesting process, but I like yesterday's more !!! Great series ...

12 Aug 2012 12:37am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture of their working environment; well documented photo!

12 Aug 2012 1:44am

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

J'aime bien les scènes prises au travers un grillage(obligatoire ici), cela donne une ambiance du tonnerre...

12 Aug 2012 3:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That place is hotter than a Finnish sauna. Potter's work is a skill that requires. Your photos speak of a nice way,

12 Aug 2012 4:03am

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful composition !

13 Aug 2012 8:50am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

This image has caused me the same wonderful effect as the previous one.

13 Aug 2012 12:17pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Like spacemen. Excellent perspective and shot.

14 Aug 2012 12:15am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great series. Excellent shot. :)

14 Aug 2012 2:18pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliantly taken through this wire mesh; interesting info, too!

16 Aug 2012 5:01pm