Stephen Coles is a sculptor with an MFA from Alfred, New York State, and now has a studio on his dad's Dorset farm. A couple of weekends ago Mr Kite and I went over to help him with an iron pour. My role was pretty safe and easy: take photos. Everyone else was kitted out in full leathers and visors; sand and water easy at hand.
The moulds ready for molten iron
Exciting stuff! I think the next pour will be bronze; casting a mince pie among more practical things. More on that later.