The following is a helpful list of tools and supplies that are frequently used by students in the Iron Pour week-long course. When packing, student’s should consider their working habits and the tools and equipment Mesalands has available. Remember that all Mesalands tools and equipment are communal and get frequent use. Most common regret among students is not bringing a grinder or hand tools. If excess luggage is a constraint, please make special arrangements with Professor Kiser ahead of time.
Students should please plan to bring their own equipment or other necessary tools.
Students are encouraged to inventory and label their tools before they arrive to the Iron Pour. Tools may easily misplaced or lost in the shared studio space.
Tools Artists Should Bring
Tools Safety Equipment Miscellaneous
- Hand tools (vice grips, clamps, wire brush, etc.)
- Electric tools (grinder, drill, saws, etc.)
- Measuring (tape, ruler, T-square, etc.)
- Marking (grease pencil, chalk, sharpie, etc.)
- Misc. (X-acto, staple gun, scissors, chisel, etc.)
- Heavy-duty extension cord
- Outdoor work light
- Lightweight work gloves
- Ear protection
- Face Shield
- Welding helmet
- Respirator/dust masks
- Digital Camera for documentation
- Flash Drive –With images of your work for PPT lecture!!!
- Paper, Sketchbook
- Pencils, pens
Tools Artists Must Bring
- 100% Cotton clothing, No synthetics for the day of the pour.
- If you have your own leathers, BRING THEM. We have some to share but it’s best if you have your own fitting set
- Leather shoes.
- Cotton Bandannas
- Leather gloves
- Safety glasses/goggle
Most importantly, artists are encouraged to bring their wonderful ideas, sketches, and paperwork. Also, please be realistic about one’s goals, during the workshop. The Mesalands Foundry is a learning facility, not an industrial production facility. The goal of this workshop is to foster a creative learning environment for studio artists at all levels.