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The Meltzone Project

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Posted by: 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art Scranton, PA
Deadline: Wed, January 31st, 2018


The 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania is offering amateur artists, metal workers, and students the opportunity to work directly with national and international contemporary sculptors in a mentor/mentee program called the Meltzone. The purpose of this program is the dissemination of technical, aesthetic, and conceptual knowledge from one generation to another through the personal work of the mentor and mentee. Participants will submit 3 images of work by email and from this pool, a selection process will pair small groups of participants with mentors to work together on a pattern, mold, and casting at the conference!

To enter:
• Email 3 images of your artwork/metalwork in PDF format to by January 31st, 2018, with the subject “Meltzone.” Title images Lastname_Firstname_Image_1.pdf

• Include the following information in your email:
o Name and Email Address
o College/University/Affiliation
o A brief statement about your work, that also includes why you want to enter the Meltzone!

You should have some experience with some type of casting/mold making/metal working. You will be notified of your acceptance and mentor pairing by February 16th, 2018

If selected: Bring a pattern that is no larger than 12 inches (30 centimeters) in any direction. Patterns can be made of any material, however sand mold “meltouts” and “vapos” (foam meltouts) are not permitted. Patterns must be removable from the molding material. Inclusions (any material to be left in the mold while poured) should be discussed and approved in advanced. Email inclusion “proposals” or questions to

• Students and mentors will work together prior* to the conference to refine the pattern and make the mold to be cast at the conference.
• The work will be cast in teams and then will be exhibited at the conference!
*Preconference dates will be posted on the conference website!

For more information or questions about the Meltzone please contact Stacey at with the subject “Questions.”
For more information on the 8th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art visit or email general questions to 

Posted on Tue, January 2nd, 2018
Expires on Wed, January 31st, 2018

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