Iron Falcons

FSU-WVU Iron Pour

The inaugural Fairmont State Iron Pour was resounding success, and everyone who participated had a blast, literally.  We want to thank our com-padres from WVU who made the trip down to our foundry to make some hot iron art, and we definitely expect to expand on this great collaborative event.  We also want to thank all of the businesses who donated materials and equipment to help get our endeavor off and running, and the faculty and staff at Fairmont State University who bent over backwards to give us the space to pull this off.  Dylan Collins, Sculpture Faculty at WVU and I will be presenting some of our research at the Nor’Easter Cast Iron Conference in Buffalo in a few weeks, then we plan on  implementing some more iron pours into our curriculum, as well as the bronze and aluminum foundry processes-

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Nor’easter Cast Iron Conference

November 14-17

from the Conference site:

“The Nor’easter Conference asserts a clear and determined focus on Aesthetics and Practice in Cast Iron Art. On behalf of Buffalo State College and the iron community at large, we are proud to announce our conference goals and highlights.

In conjunction with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center, it gives us great pleasure to announce that renowned international sculptor, Beverly Pepper, will commence our Artist lecture series.”

This should be a great conference, and if it’s anything similar to the 2006 International meeting in England, it will be full of ironmongers and cool casting techniques and equipment.