Sunday, April 27, 2014

Alfred Foundry Guild bringing down the house at Honors Convocation tonight.

Lily Reeves Montgomery
-Corning Museum of Glass Scholarship

Rosemarie Oakman
- Alfred Undergraduate Research Scholarship
-Outstanding Senior of the Year Award (finalist)
- Student Innovator of the Year Award
( for the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron Project)

Becca Flis
-Alfred Scholar


On Thursday April 24th Alzheimer's Glass and Iron founder, Rosemarie Oakman presented her research at Alfred University's Undergraduate Research Forum. Special thanks to the ARGUS fund for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project as well as project sponsors Dr. Robert Maiden, Dr.Danielle Gagne and Coral Lambert.

Alzheimer's Glass and Iron at Salem Art Works

poster design by Chase Winkler

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's ALIVE!!

The Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project's metal melting cupolette furnace the "Crystal Bare" was finished and test run this week!! White hot metal flowed to the delight of furnace builder Rosemarie Oakman(bottom) and project advisor Coral Lambert (top).

 Be sure to come out and support the project and watch us run our new furnace at the Alzheimer's Iron pour in downtown Hornell on May 3rd. The event is part of the Hornell Art Walk, and will be held outside the Creative Arts Center between 4-8pm. Carve your own relief block and take home a cast iron sculpture that day for only $12!!


Big mold month has concluded as of Tuesday's Iron Pour! 3 induction heats, as well as continuos cupolette taps filled the molds of grad students Elizabeth Poteneza and Ronda Phipps as well as senior Rosemarie Oakman. Special thanks to Morgan Donahue and Coral Lambert for all of their help and time spent. Additionally a warm thanks for the hard work accomplished by Tuesday pour crew. Photo's of the finished castings to come!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


This week the Alzheimer's Iron metal melting furnace was rammed with refractory (fire brick), in preparation for the upcoming Alzheimer's Iron Pour in Hornell.

Come out and support the project and watch us run our new furnace, on May 3rd from 4-8 as part of the Hornell Art Walk.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Alzheimer's Iron Pour in downtown Hornell

Saturday May 3rd
Outside the Creative Art Center during the Hornell Art Walk!!
Event is free and open to the public

You and members of the community are invited to participate in making your own ‘RELIEF SCULPTURE’. With the help of foundry students you will be able to carve your own unique design which will then be cast in metal. This is open to adults and children with supervision; anyone can do it for a $10 donation to the charity. Or you can just come watch the action too! All of the sculptures made will be cast in iron that day and participants will be able to take their ‘relief sculpture’ home with them.

Alongside the casting of the relief sculptures will be several other exciting features including a foundry guild table as well as Alzheimer's Glass and Iron table.

Additionally an Alzheimer's Association representative will be present to help rally the community and answer any questions attendees may have about Alzheimer's.

Half of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association, the other half will go towards the foundry guilds travels to the 7th international cast iron arts conference in Latvia