Metal Health in Detroit, MI 2020

Much love and gratitude to Jay Elias at for hosting Foundry Tree and for the wonderful 1st Metal Health Iron Pour in Detroit, Michigan at 555 Non Profit Gallery +Studio.  Also thanks to Carl W. Goines and Amanda Partridge Nordin for their care and support. Also, I am thankful to be able to cast 8 more Refrain iron railroad tracks.

Mold preparation with Jay Elias

Cricket Baynes and Ed Parrish Jr. securing a ladle warmer stand

Safety talk.
Sand molds up and off the frozen ground.
Extra metal? Pour it in the snow.
Bottom dropped.
Foundry Tree backdrop setup.

Pour’n Yer Heart Out, 2020

Many thanks to Alisa Toninato at Felion Studios for hosting Foundry Tree and for the amazing 11th Annual Pour’n Yer Heart Out community Iron Pour in Madison, Wisconsin at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

I was also able to cast two ceramic shell molds for the Refrain project. I also handed out Glove Project “valentines” from Kelly Ludeking’s gloves to those who were at Pour’n Yer Heart Out, 2019. Many thanks to all involved!

Safety talk.
Furnace running.
Metal flowing.
Catch it, skim it.
Into molds.
Proud Andrew.
Bottom dropped.
Foundry Tree photo shoot setup. TJ Nakano photographed.