Iron Events List: Upcoming and past iron-casting events

This is a changing and expanding database of iron pours. (It does not necessarily reflect events the Foundry Tree will be at.) More details are often provided by the pour organizer and can be found on the calendar http://foundrytree.com/events/ and/or by contacting the organizer. This is a listing of a few iron pours from organizers who give me information about their events. The events are not organized by the Foundry Tree and many more are out there. If you have a pour you want posted or recorded, please contact me at gabriel.akagawa@gmail.com




Upcoming


THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AGAIN WHEN GATHERING RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTED. FOR INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL POURS, CONNECT TO “CONTACT:” LISTED.

 
 

*“Sparks in the Dark” Iron Pour. TBD. with Alabama Art Casting. 22nd year at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Contact: Matt Hutcheson via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*Magnolia Iron Pour. TBD. At Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. See Facebook “Magnolia Iron Pour” for more information. Contact Kristen Tordella-Williams through Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*Pooch Pour. Saturday, April 18, 2020 starting at noon. At the Romain Arts and Culture Center. Website for more information: https://blackdogmetalarts.com/pour-peoria/ Contact: Jam Rohr at blackdogmetalarts@gmail.com for more information.

 

*“Sparks in the Dark” Iron Pour. Saturday, April 25, 2020 with Alabama Art Casting. 22nd year at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Contact: Matt Hutcheson via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*7th Annual Little Pour on the Prairie. Saturday, May 30, 2020. Volin, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer at Chris.Meyer@usd.edu OR message Christopher Meyer on Facebook for more information. https://www.usd.edu/the-south-dakotan/the-little-pour-on-the-prairie

 

*F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: May 20-24, 2020 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. https://www.metalmuseum.org/fire Contact James Vanderpool vanderpool@metalmuseum.org for information.

 

* First International Cast Iron Symposium in Biziat :  June 20-July 5, 2020, Pour on July 4th, 2020. Website: Les Ateliers du Péroux for more information.

 

*17th Annual Down on the Farm:  July x-x, 2020, Pour on July 4th, 2020. Contact Kelly Ludeking at Krlmetals@gmail.com for more information.

 

*Festival of Combustion:  September 19, 2020. 1:00pm-9:00pm, Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year at Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Contact: Chris McGinnis  cmcginnis@riversofsteel.com

 

*“Sparks in the Dark” Iron Pour. Saturday, September 26, 2020 with Alabama Art Casting. 22nd year at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Contact: Matt Hutcheson via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*7th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference:  Vermillion, South Dakota October 7-10, 2020, http://www.wciaa.org/cast-iron-art-conference/

 

*“Sparks in the Dark” Iron Pour. Saturday, October 24, 2020 with Alabama Art Casting. 22nd year at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Contact: Matt Hutcheson via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 

*“Sparks in the Dark/Youth Iron Pour”. Saturday, November 14, 2020 with Alabama Art Casting. 22nd year at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Contact: Matt Hutcheson via Facebook Messenger for more information.

 


Recent


*Pi Day Iron Pour. Saturday, March 14, 2020. At the WNC Sculpture Park. Website for more information: https://www.wncsculpture.org/ Contact: Joe Bigley via Facebook Messenger for more information.

*Tucumari Hot Iron Pour 2020. Event March 8-14, Pour Friday, March 13, 2020. At the Mesalands Community College. Website for more information: https://www.mesalands.edu/events/20006/ For more information, see Facebook post or contact email Joel Kiser at joelk@mesalands.edu .

*Pour on the Shore. Saturday March 7, 2020. At Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. See website http://cbmm.org/event/pour-on-the-shore/ for more information. Contact Christian Benefiel through Facebook Messenger for more information.

*Metal Health Iron Pour. February 29, 2020. At 555 Arts Non-Profit Gallery and Studios in Detroit, MI. See Metal Health Iron Pour Facebook page for more information. Contact Jay Elias for more information: evolutionartstudio@outlook.com  (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*2020 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 11th Annual Community Iron Pour Event. Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 9am-5pm. At the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Website for more information: https://www.felionstudios.com/events/2020pyho Contact: Alisa@FeLionStudios.com  (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

Annual Turkey Pour: 29th Annual November 23rd, 2019, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Contact: Ken Payne at paynekp@buffalostate.edu for more information. 

*First Annual Iron Pour, Part of the Goree Diaspora Festival. Goree Island, Senegal Africa, a UNESCO Global Heritage Site: November 22-24, 2019. Please contact Phillip Harrison of Penumbra Design Studio. Email: pharrison@penumbradesign.net, Text only: 443.618.7973

*SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) Iron Pour: November 9, 2019. Contact : Carey Netherton at cnetherton@siu.edu for more information.

*Past Present Future:A performance pour celebrating the first 40 years of the Scottish Sculpture Workshops. November 2, 2019, SSW 1 main Street. Lumsden. Aberdeenshire. AB54 4JN. Contact :  eden@ssw.org.uk for more information.

*WNCSC Inaugural Intercollegiate Iron Pour. Lenoir, NC.  November 2, 2019. www.wncsculpture.org Contact: email wncsulpture@gmail.com for more information.

*Dia de los Muertos Festival and Annual TAMUCC Iron Pour: November 2, 2019. 3pm-midnight in downtown, in Corpus Christi, TX. Contact: Leticia Bajuyo via Facebook for more information.

*(FE)male Pour Peoria, by Black Dog Metal Arts : November 2, 2019. 12pm to 8pm at Peoria Art Guild 203 Harrison Street, in Peoria, IL. Contact: blackdogmetalarts@gmail.com for more information.(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*Casey Westbrook Memorial Iron Pour. Detroit, MI.  October 26, 2019. Contact: Carl Goines on Facebook for more information.(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*Iron Pour and Fund Raiser for VetArts.org Fallbrook, CA.  October 19, 2019. Contact: Rich Stewart on Facebook for more information.

*Iron Pour at the MIXXER, Winston, North Carolina: September 28, 2019. Contact :  Trippjarvis@hotmail.com for more information.

*Harvest Iron Pour: September 21, 2019. Evening pour. Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com.  Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com

*Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York: September 20-22, 2019. http://www.salemartworks.org/fof

*Lamberton Hot Iron Days: 15th Annual Iron Pour, Lamberton, Minnesota: September 6-7, 2019. Friday the sand shop opens at noon with a 10PM pour. Saturday the sand shop opens at 8AM with a 4PM pour. https://hotirondays.wordpress.com/ , forthcoming Facebook post closer to event. Contact: michael.hubert886@yahoo.com for more information.

*Iron Pour!!! Chilton, WI. August 24, 2019. Contact: Teresa Lind on Facebook for more information.

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Resident Artists Iron Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 10, 2019. Contact: info@franconia.org for more information.

*Forged in Fire: An Iron Pour and Glassblowing Event: August 9-10, 2019. Aug 9, 12:00pm-August 10, 4:00pm.  Saturday, Aug. 10 will feature an iron pouring at dusk. Second Annual event, a spectacular two-day showing of the visual arts in Frankenmuth: 245 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734 (Corner of School and Main Streets) Contact via FacebookForged in Fire

*Igneous Metal Arts Community Iron Pour at the Caponi Sculpture Park: August 4, 2019, Eagan, Minnesota. Contact IgneousMetalArts@gmail.com for more information. http://igneousmetalarts.org/

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 3, 2019. Contact: info@franconia.org for more information.

*Midwest FireFest: FeLion Studio’s Sand Tile Carving and Iron Pour. July 27, 2019. (http://midwestfirefest.com/).

*Sculpture Trails 10th annual Fire@Nite  July 27, 2019. Family Fun, Fire, Music and Molten Iron from 12-10pm, https://www.sculpturetrails.com/ (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*The Sun Pour: June 22, 2019. 8:00-10:30pm.  Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, 1110 N Weber Ave, Sioux Falls, SD.  Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron jordanmeaton@gmail.com. Rick Haugen of BronzeAge bronzeageartcasting@gmail.com

*Summer Solstice Iron Pour: June 21, 2019 from 6pm to 12 am at Free Cycles Bicycle Forrest, 732 S. 1st Street West, Missoula, Montana. Contact Jesse Blumenthal via Facebook Messenger for more information.

*Igneous Metal Arts at the MN Museum of Mining: June 8, 2019, Chisholm, Minnesota. Contact IgneousMetalArts@gmail.com for more information. http://igneousmetalarts.org/

*Keystone Iron Works Arts on Fire: 10 years of Iron Birthday Party June 7, Festival and Pour June 8, 2019, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Keystone Iron Works Facebook group for more information.

Iron Pour at Lynden Sculpture Garden: 1st Annual Scratch Tile Workshop and Iron Pour:  Was held Saturday, May 25, 2019 Workshop from 10am-2pm. Pour starts at approximately 3pm. Website for more information:https://www.lyndensculpturegarden.org/calendar/2019-05-25?mini=calendar%2F2019-05 Phone contact: 414-446-8794 (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: Was held May 15-17, 2019 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennesseehttps://www.metalmuseum.org/fire Contact James Vanderpool vanderpool@metalmuseum.org for info.                

Iron 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Was held Friday, May 3, 2019 at Department of Art Foundry, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota More Information link. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


Annual


*University of Wisconsin Whitewater Annual Iron Pour:  Last held November 9, 2019. Contact : Facebook Messsenger Teresa Lind for more information.(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*Meltdown: 13th Annual Iron Pour. Alfred University in Alfred, NY.   last was on October 26, 2019. Contact: Coral Lambert via Facebook Messenger for more information.

*Festival of Combustion: Was held September 28, 2019. 1:00pm-9:00pm, Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year at Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Contact: Chris McGinnis  cmcginnis@riversofsteel.com

*16th Annual Down on the Farm: July 3-7, 2019 Pour on July 6th, 2019. Contact Kelly Ludeking at Krlmetals@gmail.com for more information.

*6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie: last was on June 1, 2019, Vermillion, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer at Chris.Meyer@usd.edu for more information. https://www.usd.edu/the-south-dakotan/the-little-pour-on-the-prairie (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

2019 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 10th Annual Community Iron Pour Event. Was held 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

Annual Thanksgiving Iron Pour, The Gravy Pour:  (32nd Annual Was last held on November 20, 2018) University of Minnesota Foundry, MN Contact: Tamsie Ringlerringl027@umn.edu for information.

Annual Turkey Pour: (28th Annual Was last held on November 17th, 2018), Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Contact: Ken Payne at paynekp@buffalostate.edu for more information. 

UNF Fall Iron Pour: (Was last on November 10th, 2018 from 4-8 pm) At the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 . Contact Jenny K Hager jenny@havic.org for info.

MeltDown Annual iron pour at the National Casting Center foundry @ Alfred University, School of Art + Design (Was last held on Nov 3rd, 2018 noon til dusk). For more information contact lambertc@alfred.edu

SUNY Oswego, Tyler Art Building, The Pit. (Was last held on October 16, 2018) Contact: benjamin.entner@oswego.edu for info.

Midwest FireFest (last July 28 & 29, 2018)
//www.midwestfirefest.com/

Sculpture Trails
https://www.sculpturetrails.com/

*Sculpture Trails 10th annual Fire@Nite  Was last held July 27, 2019. Family Fun, Fire, Music and Molten Iron from 12-10pm, https://www.sculpturetrails.com/ (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


Biennial (plus)


National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices: Was held April 3-6, 2019 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)
https://www.nccciap.com/

International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (last in Scranton, PA from May 28-June 2, 2018)(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)
https://www.icccia.com/

Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference (last in Granite City, Illinois from October 3-7, 2018)(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)
http://www.wciaa.org/cast-iron-art-conference/

9th biannual Iron Tribe 2019 Was held Feb 28-March 2, 2019. Symposium, casting sessions, and art exhibition at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Please contact David Lobdell dlobdell@nmhu.edu for more information.

(Foundry Tree photo shoot.)