U of Wisconsin-Whitewater 2019

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. Than you to all who have participated and supported the endeavor over the years.

All set
Indoor molds
Mold prep
Scratch block lines
Foundry Tree Photo backdrop setup in the warm wood shop.

Westbrook Memorial Iron Pour, 2019

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.

Image courtesy of Carl W Goines.
Image courtesy of Carl W Goines.
Zach Miller‘s reaction mold
Backdrop setup for Foundry Tree portraits in the gallery.
Akagawa keeping shells hot for iron. Including the Refrain iron railroad tracks. Image courtesy of Carl W Goines.

Little Pour on the Prairie, 2019

Many thanks to Christopher Meyer for inviting and hosting Foundry Tree for the 6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie on June 1, 2019, near Vermillion, South Dakota.

Safety talk.
Phen wheel 9- Ferrous Wheel setup. Phen Edwards

Phen wheel 9- Ferrous Wheel in all its glory i love my life Phen wheel 9- Ferrous wheel, is a project i did about rotational forces acting on a stationary stream of iron. The four wheels carry the hot metal in a cycle that represents mantle convection that happens under the lithosphere. As hot metal rises and cools it moves land and shapes our planet. Volcanoes eject pressurized lava in large explosions and they build land by adding to what was already created. I try to celebrate these processes through cast iron performance. Thank you Christopher Meyer and all the South Dakota crew for a amazing time at the Little Pour on the prairie

Posted by Phen John Edwards on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
First tap.
Foundry Tree photo shoot setup.

Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2019

Many thanks to Leah Schretenthaler and Tom Dahlseid for inviting and Lynden Sculpture Garden for hosting Foundry Tree and for the amazing 1st Annual Scratch Tile Workshop and Iron Pour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also thanks and credit to Dave Arnold for his photographs.

Image courtesy of Dave Arnold
Image courtesy of Dave Arnold
Image courtesy of Dave Arnold
Image courtesy of Dave Arnold
Steven and Laurie Struss on scratch tiles
Ima and Ari Akagawa‘s iron cast. Thank you Kaleigh Suddarth!!!
Building for Tile workshop and Foundry Tree photo shoot.

Iron50: Annual U of M Iron Pour, 2019

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.

Videography by Kevin L. Callahan
Pour Floor cleanup
Courtyard cleanup
Alumni Reception meeting between Tom Christiansen and Tim McClellan
Iron Pour t shirt exhibition
Foundry Tree photo shoot setup

NCCCIAP at Sloss, 2019

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.

Outside the Power House.
Fuertes and Kise getting to work!!!
Hannah Hirsekorn who assisted in the CNC plasma cutting involved in the Foundry Tree banner.

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

Iron Tribe, 2019

Foundry Tree was at the 9th biannual Iron Tribe March 2, 2019 production pour at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Many thanks to David Lobdell and Alize King for all the support.

WCIAA board members at Iron Tribe 2019
Radiators unload.
Break them down.
Donnie Keen at the grill! See a pic of him talking to students at Sloss 2009.
Thor rocking out
Elena patching
Chuck Householder doing leather tattoos. Like this one modeled by Oonagh.
Another great Foundry Tree photo setup. Thank you Alize!
Poster for Foundry Tree at NMHU by Gabriel Akagawa

Pour’n Yer Heart Out, 2019

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.)

Poster from the community iron pour event.

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.