Once the bronze has cooled, the plastic or metal framework is taken off the molds.[photos and text by Soleri archive intern Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo]
The molds are thrown into a pile, breaking the sand apart and allowing the bells to be reached. Using hammers, the artisans shake out the excess sand from the interior of the bells and place the bells to the side.
This report continues on 8/21/2013.