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
Many thanks to Alisa Toninato at Felion Studios for hosting Foundry Tree and for the amazing 10th Annual Pour’n Yer Heart Out community Iron Pour in Madison, Wisconsin. Also to Hannah Hirsekorn and Ana Andrade for assisting with the Foundry Tree.
(New for Foundry Tree activities, Gabriel Akagawa gave a presentation for the public and art students new to iron casting. Link here for Foundry Tree Talk information.)
2019 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 10th Annual Community Iron Pour Event was Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-7pm at the Crucible Night Club 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison, WI 53714. Website for more information:https://www.felionstudios.com/events/2019pourinyerheartout Contact: Alisa@FeLionStudios.com.
Many thanks to Ken Payne and All who participated in the Annual Turkey Pour in Buffalo.
Many thanks to Lloyd Mandelbaum and his family for hosting the Foundry Tree at his Annual Friends and Family Summer Pour on July 7, 2018.
The Foundry Tree photography setup at the 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Many thanks to Nikki Moser , Vaughn Randall, Katie Hovenkamp and the Board Members. Also thanks to Gwen Chiu with site support.
Many thanks to the Bryan Family for the years of hosting the Lake Bluff Iron Pour and to Tom Gleason, Mike Jarvi and Alek Kasprzak for all the assistance and support.