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Iron Pour Schedule

Mesalands Hot Iron 21 – March 10-16, 2019

  • Remember: Students should begin breaking iron as soon as possible- 30 minutes time blocks throughout the week, is recommended. Cast iron donations of radiators, sinks, bathtubs etc. are  greatly appreciated. Student should remember to wear their face shield, spats, and gloves when breaking iron. Do not swing hammers wildly, be aware of one’s surroundings and the other people in the area. Break iron only in the designated areas.
  • Remember: Student’s working with ceramic shell should begin dipping as soon as possible. The student’s piece will need sufficient time to dry, be melted out, and have time make any repairs if necessary. As soon as this is finished, dip the piece. Do not wait until one’s entire series is finished.
  • Remember: Students working with sand molds, should start as soon as they are ready. During this week-long courses, students will be working in teams, cleaning in teams and will finish as a team. Sand molding works better as a group. Students will need at least 2 people to make sand. The sand setting time depends on ambient temperature. This can range anywhere from 2 -4 hours. If it’s colder outside, sand will take longer to set. If it’s too hot,  sand may set before the student can put it into their mold. Consult the instructors before  mixing. If students can pre-make their flask (mold box) please proceed. Students that would like to make their flask at the College, will need to bring their own wood to do it. There will be limited supply of scrap wood available.
  • Remember: All hands out of the muller when the machine is running.

 

Daily Studio Hours 9 AM-9 PM

DATE TIME WINDOW EVENT (schedule subject to change)
     
SUNDAY
3/10/19
12PM WELCOME, FIND A SPOT – GET TO WORK,
7PM Event****
12-9 PM MEET AND GREET, ORIENTATION
12-9 PM SHELL MELT OUT BEGINS AS LOADS ARE READY
MONDAY
3/11/19
1PM SHELL DIPPING DEMO
2 PM SAND MIXING DEMO
6 PM SHELL DIPPING DEMO
7PM SAND MIXING DEMO
12-9 PM SAND MELT OUT BEGINS AS LOADS ARE READY
TUESDAY
3/12/19
  12PM THE SHELL ROOM IS NOW CLOSED
WEDNESDAY
3/13/19
 
  6PM ART SHOW RECEPTION. 21 YEARS OF IRON – SLIDE PRESENTATION W/GUEST SPEAKERS.
THURSDAY
3/14/19
 
  2PM COMMUNITY MEET AND GREET – MEET THE ARTISTS
  7 PM ALL TEAMS ARE ASSIGNED – SAFETY MEETING
MANDATORY ATTENDANCE.
  9PM ALL THE IRON YOU NEED MUST BE BROKEN BEFORE YOU LEAVE
FRIDAY
3/15/19
 
  12 PM OPENING CEREMONY
PRE POUR – SAFETY MEETING
SATURDAY
3/16/19
9 AM OPEN UP MOLDS
10 AM CLEAN UP ALL AREAS – ALL AREAS MUST BE CLEANED UP PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE.
12 PM SHOP CLOSES. DRIVE SAFE. SEE YOU LATER.