The silica ceramic shell is reheated in the kiln. It is then placed cup-upwards and molten
bronze - the ingots melted at 2000 degrees - is poured into the space vacated by the wax.
Below, the bronze ingots are melted in a crucible while the ceramic shells are heated in the kiln.
Below, the hot, glowing ceramic shells have been removed from the kiln
and will be turned cup-upward to accept the liquid molten bronze.
Below, the cougar ceramic shell has been placed on a bed of sand for
stability, cup-upwards, and liquid, molten bronze is being poured into it.
Below, I've seen the lost-wax casting process many times in
the foundry, and never tire of watching this ancient process.
Below, the glowing ceramic shell, filled with bronze cools down and hardens.