After a successful event at Spike Open, I was casual about the success of what was poured in front of everyone. The purpose of the event, for me, was really to show people the process. I often find to reveal the methodologies to others generates some interesting questions and debate. I hoped to cast a sculpture of a simple sphere but as Dave, Steve and I poured the molten basalt, it didn’t seem to flow into the mould (even with the little added flux). I thought nothing more of it and felt happy that many people had enjoyed and engaged with the pour. After letting it cool for two days I thought it was time to open the mould and to my surprise and delight I unearthed my first sphere. Albeit fragile with many a bubble this is an improvement on all the casting so far.