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.
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!
Thank you Tree Lind for hosting the Foundry Tree at the annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Iron Pour on November 9, 2019. I was also able to cast three ceramic shell molds for the Refrain project. Many thanks to all involved!
This was the 10th iron pour/event I attended in the 10th year of the Foundry Tree database: 2009-2019. Thank you to all who have participated and supported the endeavor over the years.
Foundry Tree was at 555 Non Profit Gallery +Studio in Detroit, Michigan for the Casey Westbrook Memorial Iron Pour on October 26th, 2019. Many thanks to Carl W. Goines, Jay Elias, Amanda Partridge Nordin for inviting and supporting the Foundry Tree and All there for helping to cast more Refrain iron railroad tracks.
Foundry Tree was at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota for Iron 50: the 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour on May 4th, 2019. Thirty-four new people were photographed and added to the Foundry Tree database. Many thanks to Tamsie Ringler for inviting me and including me in the many events. I am grateful to be apart of this final event at the UMN that honored Tamsie and Wayne Potratz. I met many people who are continuing the 50 years of iron casting traditions forward in Minnesota and beyond. Here are some images of the people and things that were going on at the time of the Foundry Tree photoshoot.
Foundry Tree was at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama for the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices on April 5th and 6th, 2019. Over 120 new people were photographed. Many also had their photos updated for the 10 year anniversary of the Foundry Tree database. Many thanks to Marshall Christie, Eric Fuertes, Andrew Marsh, Feral Fagiola, Cassie Kise, and the rest of the SC Crew (Steering Committee) for all of the support.
Connect to the NCCCIAP website for all the details on the conference at https://www.nccciap.com/
Many Thanks to Cassie Kise and the web team for helping with this post on the conference site! https://www.nccciap.com/bonus