Friday, February 11, 2011


$2,500 of success and we are still counting!

Even though the weather was not the best we had a great turn out with people coming from all over to watch free flowing Molten Metal and participate in making 'Relief Sculptures'.


Everyone filled up on some classic Guild Cheese Sandwiches, poured and danced away the afternoon to music provided by DJ Millhouse.


The Silent Art Auction comprised of over 110 pieces donated by students, faculty and local Alfred artists.


Thank You to everyone who participated : the money raised will be split between The Alfred A + E Crandall Hook and Ladder Company and Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.
We still have some T-Shirts left at $5 each so please contact the Foundry Guild if you would like to order one.

Monday, February 7, 2011


TALK + PIZZA : TUESDAY 8th Feb 2011 @ 7pm

2010 Alfred Graduate Liz Helfer returns to give a talk about her experience of making large scale work as an intern at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota last summer. As well as working at the park with resident visiting artists she also created her own work, 'Most Heat Moon' a floating Sculpture which she sailed down the St Criox River.

Join Liz for some Pizza + a Talk as she shares her experience and informs about current opportunites for you at Franconia Sculpture Park this coming summer !

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"The Miniature and Beyond"

Students in the junior level Sculpture Foundry class were asked to find an object small enough to fit into the palm of their hand and respond to it in a way that captures the most vital and interesting qualities of that object to them. Their final project could be a series of cast parts which could take the form of an installation incorporating other materials along with the cast object. Here are some examples of their work as seen in the Sculpture Galleries for their midterm critique with Professor Lambert.

Alex Reed : Cast Iron, Aluminum + Railroad Spikes and Turf.

Aaron Spadaro : Enamelled Cast Iron, Toys and Debris.

Margaret Cohen : Centrifugal Cast bronze + Fillament.

David Holub : 'Self' Cast Aluminum + Bronze

Sharie Willey : 'Comparisons' Cast bronze, Iron, Aluminum + Stone

Christiana Allen : Cast Bronze + Bone

Andrew Brisson : Cast Bronze, Gold Fish + Aquarium