MAY 17 - 21
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The annual Foundry Invitational & River Exhibition (F.I.R.E.), now in it's 7th year, is a conference for metal casting artists of all experience levels. Held at the Metal Museum's Foundry, the conference offers attendees the opportunity to connect with fellow artists and expand their knowledge of mold making. The event features instruction from Foundry staff and volunteers, as well as access to a variety of pattern and flask materials. In addition, participants can partake in specialized workshops and a pop-up exhibition highlighting the work of conference attendees. The conference concludes on Saturday with a day of metal pouring, including aluminum, bronze, and iron, followed by a post-pour dinner.
2023 CONFERENCE RATES
CONFERENCE + WORKSHOP**
CONFERENCE + WORKSHOP**(STUDENT)
* 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.
**Conference registration included with workshop registration. $50 provided for Green Sand workshop materials. Materials included in Jewely-Scale Cast Iron workshop.Due to overlapping schedules, workshop participants may only choose one workshop to attend. Please select your desired workshop at check out. CERAMIC SHELL FEE - $30 (can be selected during registration)
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.
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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