Here are some process pictures of the pour we’re doing this weekend. Norm’s invaluable assistant is Tom Crowley (Pomona ’86), an artist and sculpture teacher in his own right but, when he comes to Ranchita, still a studio slave. Note that the investments he loads, apparently effortlessly, into the kiln, weigh as much as 150 pounds each. These images begin with a finished wax vessel that’s ready to invest. Later, we’ll add some that document the wax process as well. Hover your cursor over each image for a brief description.