We’ve got the schedule sorted for the conference! Click here to have a look at what’s in store.

There’s also a new page listing panel discussions, which center on options for young sculptors in and out of school, and on public art. It’s a really exciting lineup.

Just a few weeks to go!

4 ShoalJohn Grade and I met several years ago when a student of mine came home from the Miami Art Basil with one of his catalogs for his work.  His forms spoke to me then and I immediately worked on getting him here for a visiting artist gig here at UW.  What I found through this interaction was a kind, smart, driven, and incredibly down to earth artist that both the students and I could aspire to become.  For the conference he will be sharing his new work Middle Fork.

For more info on John and the work he’ll be exhibiting in Laramie, click here.

We’re getting our sculpture yard ready! Excited for a clean and organized work space!sculpture yard_radiators

sculp yard


Our latest work in preparation for the conference…Utilizing the laser engraver to make brands for our leathers!

Get ready to pour Wyo style!

Jul 082014

Catch Patti Fiasco closing down Laramie’s Western Cast Iron Conference on our final night, September 27, and get ready to ‘Shake’! Venue pending.

Hear her song ‘Shake’ here and check out her website for more information!

The Patti Fiasco – Shake


Jul 072014

Hello Iron folks!  We have exciting news.  The largest Bronze foundry in China will be sending key representation to our Laramie Conference and they will speak on the Public Art Panel.

Please check out their site!     Jiangxi Toqine Metal Handicrafts Co

.china foundry


Two things for you to have a look at as the conference approacheth:

WCIAC 2014 PosterThe 2014 poster has been released, to have a look at, post at your university, etc.  You’ll also want to look at the pdf of the back of the poster, a separate pdf – it has a lot of important info that (at the time I’m writing this)hasn’t  been broken down into individual web pages yet. So look at it here – it’s currently the most comprehensive source of info on the conference.  Just click on the thumbnail image of the poster, then the link below.

WCIAC 2014 Back (conference info)

Things are shaping up. More to come…

LaramiewithLogoHere’s one reason you’ll want to make sure to get to Laramie for the conference. Geez, look at that!


May 202014

2014 Western Cast Iron Art Conference poster

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the 2014 Western Cast Iron Art Conference in Laramie, WY   –  it’ll take place from September 24-28, and you’ll want to get registered right away. Feel free to get in touch through our contact form, or send your registration form to Ashley in Laramie. (Click the thumbnail image to see the 2014 poster and find her email address – if we put a direct link here, she’d be overwhelmed with automated spam.)

Keep an eye on this site – info will appear rapidly in days to come. The latest news will now appear on the homepage, right below. So, get in touch, and bookmark this site. If you haven’t been to a WCIAA conference, you’re in for a treat.