Foundry Invitational And River Exhibition

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The Metal Museum is pleased to announce the second annual Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition (F.I.R.E.) including foundry workshops, a slide lecture, an opportunity to participate in an iron pour and a Family Fun Day from 10:30am - 2pm on Saturday, May 14 with food trucks and hands-on activities for all ages.

This year’s guest artist for F.I.R.E. is Glenn Zweygardt, professor emeritus at Alfred University, Alfred, NY. Zweygardt will teach a pre-conference workshop on May 11 - 13, on small-scale ceramic shell casting and participants will learn how to use new methods to prepare their own mold for casting during the conference.

In addition to Zweygardt’s workshop the Museum staff will host a shorter pre-conference workshop on on green sand casting using oil bonded sand on Friday, May 13 in preparation for casting on Saturday, May 14.

The conference includes a slide lecture from our visiting artist on the evening of Friday, May 13, aluminum and bronze castings between 10am and 12pm on May 14 and an iron pour during the afternoon of Saturday, May 14. The Museum will fire up its cupolette with a guest furnace provided by Page Burch of Kennesaw, Georgia. Participants may cast their own molds.

Conference registration is now open online at This conference is open to artists of all skill levels and participants will get instruction from the Lawler Foundry staff and volunteers, as well as have access to many pattern and flask materials. Registration for the conference is $75 and includes lunch on Friday and dinner on Friday and Saturday.
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