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Weeklong Iron Intensive Workshop

September 30 @ 11:00 am - October 5 @ 7:00 pm



September 30 @ 11:00 am
October 5 @ 7:00 pm
Cost: $500
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Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark
801 Carrie Furnace Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 United States
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Rivers of Steel
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Six-day Workshop

Location: 801 Carrie Furnace Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

This workshop features extended shop time onsite at the Carrie Blast Furnaces and in-depth instruction/assistance catered to the needs of each individual. Participants will have the chance to learn and experiment with multiple pattern-making materials and create multiple large and complex multi-part sand molds.

Prior experience or Intro to Iron Casting is recommended. Registration includes access to the Carrie Blast Furnaces foundry daily between 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke-fired cupola—just like the historic furnaces onsite!

Please note that the iron-casting operation is scheduled from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., but it can often last eight or more hours. The actual start time for the casting period is determined on the day of the event based on mold count, outdoor temperature, and other factors. Additionally, the pick-up window is 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. However, it may be later than anticipated if the casting operation lasts long into the previous evening. Check with Rivers of Steel Metal Arts staff on the casting date for more specific information.

Weeklong Iron Intensive workshops include up to 400 lbs. of sand and corresponding chemical, waste removal and related foundry consumables. Sand and chemical needs beyond this allotted amount are available for $.31/lb.  Any additional material fees must be paid upon pick up of the final castings at the end of the workshop period. 

General Admission: $500

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