F.I.R.E. CONFERENCE

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: MAY 20 – MAY 22, 2020

GREEN SAND WORKSHOP: MAY 22, 2020

GENERAL CONFERENCE: MAY 20 – MAY 24, 2020

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The sixth annual Foundry Invitational & River Exhibition (F.I.R.E.) is a conference for metal casting artists that takes place in the Metal Museum's Foundry. The conference and workshops are great opportunities to network with other artists, learn more about mold making, and take part in an iron pour.  The Metal Museum welcomes Sherri Jaudés as the 2020 F.I.R.E. guest demonstrator.

During the general conference, you’ll be able to network with other artists while making molds, take part in shorter workshops, such as the one-day green sand molding workshop hosted by Bob Rogers, and participate in a pop-up exhibition showcasing conference attendees’ work during the Family Fun Day. The event culminates Saturday in a day of metal pouring, including aluminum, bronze and iron, followed by a post-pour dinner.

WORKSHOPS & MORE

MATERIAL FEES:

For those that wish to make molds independent of the workshops, resin sand is $0.38/#, green sand is $0.12/# (reclaimed to the Museum), ceramic shell is $3.00/#, "break it yourself" iron is $0.50/# (Iron and coke must be broken by Friday evening), aluminum is $4.50/# and bronze is $6.50/#. Please email personal material (Iron and sand) needs to James Vanderpool.

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.

Help support the 6th annual F.I.R.E. conference by becoming a Friend today!

CONFERENCE PRICING

Special Workshop w/ Sherri Jaudés

(Includes General Conference)

Green Sand Workshop w/ Bob Rogers

(Includes General Conference)

General Conference

General Conference | Student

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Note: General Conference registration does not include material fees. Check details of the workshops for materials included. Registration is first come, first served; no additional seats will be added.

This conference is open to artists of all skill levels! Participants will receive instruction from Foundry staff and volunteers, as well as have access to many pattern and flask materials. 

 

Free camping on the Metal Museum grounds is welcome. Meals are provided for conference attendees, which includes Thursday (breakfast),  Friday (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Saturday (breakfast and dinner).

METAL MUSEUM

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