Saturday, November 29, 2008

Countdown to


The 2nd annual Iron Pour and Metal Casting Convention.

Thank You to everyone who made participated to create another great MELTDOWN @ The National Casting Center.

We poured two ton of metal in ten hours !

Check out these photo albums

From Skidmore College :

From Alfred's very own Devin Henry :

Poster Designed by Alfred Grad + Foundry TA : Stephen Coles

Sunday, November 23, 2008


For the Environmental Foundry Course, Senior Sculpture Student , Nina Chesakov recieved an Alfred Research Grant for Undergraduate Students (argus) to research and build a vegetable oil furnace fired by recyled veggie oil from the campus cafe. Using half of an old 55 gal drum lined with hand made refractory she melted and cast copper and bronze into clay molds.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Visiting Artist : Wayne Potratz

Wayne Potratz, Professor of Sculpture and Foundry at the University of Minnesota came as a visitng artist to Alfred Foundry. During his visit he demonstrated African, Indian , Meso American and Japanese Clay Mold techniques for casting iron and bronze.

Visit ALBUMS link to view images.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Salem Art Works, New York

Intercollegiate Iron Pour : Sept 27th 2008

Schools attended : Alfred, Suny Albany, Skidmore + Bennington

Furnace 'Mothra' Poured 1500# Iron Approx 50 molds

Check out 'ALBUMS' link to see photos !