I'd never cast glass before. Josh and Vickie, the other TAs, taught me how to cast.
First, you make your molds - in this case, sand molds for some lenses I wanted to try.

Then gather glass from the furnace in a large, heavy iron ladel,

Rest the ladel on a support while someone trims off the excess glass,

Lift the ladel and carry it to your mold,

And pour into your mold.

Check the class site for images of the others casting.
Not all the students chose to cast - but it was a fun morning.


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