Posted by Gabe Weintraub
During the week of April 11, five sculpture students and foundry club members traveled to the Sloss Furnaces, a national historic landmark in Birmingham, Ala., to participate in the 2011 National Conference on Cast Iron Art.
The students participated in a number of iron pours, and also competed in a contest for student-made cupolas - specialized furnaces for melting iron. The Skidmore cupola won an award for production. The students were accompanied by Professor John Galt, of the studio art department.