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Iron Summer Session 2

Iron Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Eric Fuertes
Straight Fire

In this iron casting workshop, we’ll use our superpowers, as artists, to create works that will give a little hope back to the world. We’ll harness the process of metal casting and transform iron with straight fire! As a community of makers, we’ll generate designs for metal casting, develop multi-part resin-bonded sand molds, learn to run an iron furnace, pour iron, and walk away with finished castings. If you don’t know what your superpowers are, then step into the fire and let’s discover them together. All levels. 

Assistant director of sculpture facilities at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; former shop foreman at Keen Foundry (Houston); teaching: Northern Illinois University, Estonian Academy of Fine Arts (Estonia), teacher of several mold-making workshops at Sloss Foundry Cast Iron Art conferences; exhibitions: Appalachian Center for Craft (TN), Mary and Lee Block Museum (Chicago), New Mexico Highlands University, advocate for underrepresented artists. 

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Eric Fuertes, 45, cast iron, 23 x 23 x 3/4 inches
Eric Fuertes, 45, cast iron, 23 x 23 x 3/4 inches