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 700 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.

 
NEW!: “Calendar of Iron Events” gives a calendar view of recent and upcoming iron events that organizers have shared with me. It is found under the “LINKS/EVENTS” Tab at the top menu. If you have an iron pour/conference/symposium you would like listed, please email me at gabriel.akagawa@gmail.com 
“FOUNDRY TREE WAS AT:” is a recent 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 is featured on the WCIAA in Granite City, IL 2018 post.
Please e-mail me at gabriel.akagawa@gmail.com if you have questions, are interested in participating in, hosting, or exhibiting this project.  You may also email me your digital image to add to the site.
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.
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.  gabriel.akagawa@gmail.com
Thank you very much,
Gabriel Akagawa

WE ARE IRON

This 3 inch sew-on patch will be available at the 2019 NCCCIAP commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the Foundry Tree.