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10th Intercollegiate Iron Pour

This year we celebrate the 10th Annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour, a chance for artists from across the nation to come together to share techniques, ideas, and resources in iron casting. This event focuses on the process; making molds, preparing and running the furnaces, divesting molds, and exhibiting finished work. It is free and open to the public, with opportunities to participate for an additional fee.


Friday September 23, 2016
9 to 5pm Check in at SAW Visitor Center, 8pm “Time and Place - A conversation with Julie Ward and John Springer” upstairs Barn I, 9PM “MESH Collective” Cast Iron Art Performance near Barn III pond

Saturday September 24, 2016
9 to 12pm Furnace Prep and Workshops, 2:30 to 7PM Iron Pours, Demonstrations, Workshops, Merch Tent, and Open Studios throughout SAWs campus, 8PM Artist Receptions; Annual Renegade Art Exhibition in Barn III and Annual Artist in Residence Reception in Barn II Gallery

Sunday September 25, 2016
9 to 5pm Check Out at SAW Visitor Center

Events are free and open to the public. Additional fee’s apply for accommodations, workshops, and participation in iron pour.

Guests may register for the weekend for a fee of $100 which includes camping and meals and participation in iron pour. The cost of iron is not included, ¢50 per pound of iron. Workshops are also available for an additional fee, please see our workshop calendar for details. 

What to Bring / Wear

Visitors are encouraged to bring pop-up chairs or blankets, and proper footwear for walking outdoors. Overnight guests must bring their own camping gear and should dress for both cold and hot weather.

Iron pour participants must bring their own safety equipment to participate in the pour; safety glasses, helmet with face shield, leather jacket, gloves, chaps, spats, and steel toe leather boots.



Earlier Event: August 20
Music on the Hill
Later Event: September 24
Artist in Residence Open Studios