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)|
|12PM||WELCOME, FIND A SPOT – GET TO WORK,|
|12-9 PM||MEET AND GREET, ORIENTATION|
|12-9 PM||SHELL MELT OUT BEGINS AS LOADS ARE READY|
|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|
|12PM||THE SHELL ROOM IS NOW CLOSED|
|6PM||ART SHOW RECEPTION. 21 YEARS OF IRON – SLIDE PRESENTATION W/GUEST SPEAKERS.|
|2PM||COMMUNITY MEET AND GREET – MEET THE ARTISTS|
|7 PM||ALL TEAMS ARE ASSIGNED – SAFETY MEETING
|9PM||ALL THE IRON YOU NEED MUST BE BROKEN BEFORE YOU LEAVE|
|12 PM||OPENING CEREMONY|
|PRE POUR – SAFETY MEETING|
|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.|