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Spring Bronze Pour 2013

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 am
by Marty.Hicks
Bronze Pour

Saturday, April 13, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Pattern Making Workshop (Free).
Saturday & Sunday, May 4th & 5th. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Mold Making.
Saturday May 11th. 1:00 p.m. - Evening. The Pour.

This event is open to the public but I want to give priority to Guild members. 1st come 1st serve, so if you're interested, sign up early.

Instructors: Marty Hicks, Don Halverson, and help from others
Cost: $85
Class size: 10
Location: Marty's (HIXWERX) Workshop

Everyone is welcome to the pattern making workshop which will give you an idea of what's possible to cast. We'll look at examples and talk about ways of creating a pattern to get a successful casting. We'll also give an overview of mold making including sprue and vent systems.

Mixing non-toxic, binded sand, we'll make two part (cope and drag) molds, and cut sprues and vents. You will need: eye protection, proper clothing, and any tools you have for working the mold. The size limit for the pattern is equal to or less than the volume of a baseball. Larger patterns may be optional for experienced participants.

Everyone is welcome to the pour the evening of May 11th but there is a limit of ten to cast a piece. We'll be casting "Everdur"¬, a silicon bronze excellent for artwork and taking a patina. Work will start early in the day but we'll probably light the furnace around 3:30 pm for an evening pour.

Send your contact information and a check for $85 written to Marty Hicks:
Marty Hicks
2223 Stewart Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Contact Marty:
Acceptance priority for the class is determined by postmark.