ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 7th annual Foundry Invitational & River Exhibition (F.I.R.E.) is a conference for metal casting artists of all skill levels that takes place in the Metal Museum's Foundry. The conference and workshops are great opportunities to network with other artists and learn more about mold making. Participants will receive instruction from Foundry staff and volunteers, as well as have access to many pattern and flask materials. Participants can also take part in special workshops and a pop-up exhibition showcasing conference attendees’ work. The event culminates on Saturday in a day of metal pouring, including aluminum, bronze and iron, followed by a post-pour dinner.
jewelry-scale cast iron
WENDESDAY - FRIDAY
GREEN SAND CASTING
2023 CONFERENCE RATES
$200 or $150 (STUDENT)
Note: General Conference registration does not include material fees. Check details of the workshops for materials included. Registration is first come, first serve; no additional seats will be added.
For those who wish to make molds independent of the workshops, resin sand is $0.50/#, green sand is $0.25/# (reclaimed to the Museum), ceramic shell is $7.00/#, "break it yourself" iron is $0.50/# (Iron and coke must be broken by Friday evening), aluminum is $6.00/# and bronze is $8.00/#. Please email personal material (Iron and sand) needs to James Vanderpool.
$390 or $340 (STUDENT)
*Conference registration included with workshop registration. $50 provided for Green Sand workshop materials. Materials included in Jewely-Scale Cast Iron workshop.
CERAMIC SHELL FEE - $30 (can be selected during registration)
Ceramic Shell Info
Pop-Up Exhibit Info
Rules + Regulations
Recommendations (nearby Hotels, Restaurants)
Green Sand Workshop
Camping on the Metal Museum grounds is free. Space is limited. First come first serve.
FRIENDS OF F.I.R.E.
Help support a one-of-a-kind educational conference for Foundry and casting artists by becoming a Friend of F.I.R.E. Friends help bring guest artists to Memphis, tent attendee workspaces, purchase materials and feed conference attendees.
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