WE ARE IRON
Celebrating the diversity of people and the unity of iron, Foundry Tree is a project that links artists who cast iron, build and run iron furnaces, cultivate, fabricate, and revel in these processes. Currently, over 1,100 participants are in this database. And now over 800 people are part of the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/foundrytree/
This connective process began in April, 2009 at the National Conference on Cast Iron Art at SLOSS Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, are interested in participating in, hosting, or exhibiting this project. If you are an iron-casting artist, designer or iron-casting enthusiast and want to be added to the Foundry Tree, you may also email me for further information. Here is how:
- 1. Have a friend use your phone/camera to take a pic of you in your foundry or work gear.
- 2. Email me that pic. I will email you back with some questions to find where to add you on the site.)
- 3. I’ll add you to the Foundry Tree online database.
Due to limitations of the website, the “tree“ only represents a few of the artists in various iron casting communities from the first years of the website. The more comprehensive displays are the Schools, Institutions, Events and Pours table and Iron USA Map and Iron Earth Map in the menu at the top of the site.
“FOUNDRY TREE WAS AT:” is a feature to the Foundry Tree at the bottom of the site. These posts give a backdrop to each event that hosted the Foundry Tree project. A special video work by Laura Mullen https://castirongypsy.com/ is featured on the WCIAA in Granite City, IL 2018 post.
If you had your picture taken for this project, you may be linked to this project through one or more of the over 150 Schools, Institutions, Events or Pours. You may search for your first and/or last name via the ‘Search’ function at the upper right. If your image is posted, please search your email account for a message from me for information request or email me directly. email@example.com
Thank you very much,
WE ARE IRON
This 3 inch sew-on patch commemorates the 10 year anniversary of the Foundry Tree. It costs $10 and helps supports the endeavor and is available by emailing me.