Sand Mold Workshop
This workshop welcomes all levels of experience. Participants should arrive with finished pattern and plan on arriving the first day of the workshop. Mold size is limited to 200lbs of sand and no more than 2 parts or 2 parts with a core. Rigid patterns should be free of undercuts. Semi-flexible patterns may have minimal undercuts. Iron allotted for work shop is 100lbs. Any additional materials above and beyond what is provided for the workshop, will come at the expense of the participant. Questions and concerns should be directed to Ted Uran. He may be reached via e-mail at: email@example.com Cost: $50 per participant-up to 200#- $25 for each additional 100#.
Ceramic Shell Workshop
The ceramic shell casting process starts with a wax piece – a pattern- desired to be cast in metal. In this workshop you will take a wax positive and learn how to navigate the world of lost wax casting. With the help of Ransom and Randolph and 25 years of experience, join David Lobdell in learning how to get from wax to iron utilizing ceramic shell mold making. It’s best to bring your own wax patterns ready for spruing but all experience levels welcome. Bring your own personal safety equipment including: safety glasses, respirator preferred or dust mask, Nitrile gloves. Cost: $50
Each workshop participant is limited to a wax pattern weighing a maximum of 7 lbs.
Loose Pattern, What Pattern? Workshop
This workshop will focus on being creative in the moment and working with what you have. Participants will not bring completed patterns, instead they will construct a pattern during the workshop and a parted sand mold with only what is available from the random pattern materials provided for the workshop. There will be a wide variety of materials that can be used to make patterns. The final work of art will be created from things only available at the workshop, and with the facilities available at the workshop. Any preconceived ideas can be left at home; you never know what you’ll find! Workshop fee includes random pattern materials, basic implements of construction, parting sand, plasticine, flask material, up to 100 lbs. of iron, and 200 lb. of resin bonded sand . Cost $75. ($25.00/ additional 100lbs paid at conference not to exceed 400 lbs.).
Reaction Mold Workshop.
Participants will learn how to make simple yet effective reaction molds. For this workshop we will focus on making “thunder boxes” or “fire boxes”, which are plywood or OSB boxes made several layers thick and filled with all manner of consumable natural materials such as; saw dust, paper, wooden patterns, drywall, dry leaves or other plant matter. Participants may also stack cutout patterns of plywood to create their reaction mold. These types of molds are mostly produce a fireball from the mold vents. Reaction molds can be designed in many different configurations. Participants should bring any materials they want to include in their thunder boxes but all materials to be included must be approved by the workshop leader and performance pour coordinator prior to their inclusion in any mold. Participants will pour their reaction molds during the conference performance pour and should arrive prepared with appropriate personal protective equipment for the performance pour. Workshop fee includes up to two sheets of OSB or plywood, basic implements of construction, hardware and up to 50 lbs. of iron. Cost $75 per participant.