This Week at the Metal Museum

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THIS WEEK AT THE METAL MUSEUM 
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CLASSES & CONFERENCES

Learn how to make a two-part mold using an oil bonded sand known as green sand. Saturday morning will be spent learning the process and making a switch plate light cover. The remaining time will give you access to all of the Museum's patterns and our experienced instructors knowledge to explore all that green sand casting has to offer. Expect to leave with multiple castings.
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Don't miss out on early bird registration for Forging on the River 2017! Forging on the River is a weekend conference with a pre-conference workshop hosted by the Metal Museum. In addition to the chance to learn from an internationally recognized Master Blacksmith, Forging on the River provides metalsmiths and enthusiasts the opportunity to network, exchange ideas and work collaboratively on projects, while enjoying the Metal Museum exhibitions and grounds.
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The 3rd Annual Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition (F.I.R.E.), including foundry workshops, a slide lecture, an opportunity to participate in an iron pour. This year’s guest artist for F.I.R.E. is James Wade Jr., Lecturer/ Researcher at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Wade will teach a pre-conference workshop, May 17-19, on techniques for utilizing 3D modeling and printing to invest into ceramic
shell for metal casting.
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UPCOMING EVENTS, CLASSES AND EXHIBITIONS
Use the green sand casting technique to make your own set of bookends. Work with our foundry staff to design your pattern, make your mold, pour the metal and clean up the castings.
Learn how to use wire to kake jump rings, as well as different types of chain including jump ring chains and multiple link chains.
Learn how to build your own forge to take your blacksmithing to the next level! At the end of the weekend the forge will go home with you, allowing you to tackle most at home blacksmithing projects. 
James Wade explores the evidence of our presence in these areas through sculptures and drawings. Histories and observations become contemplations about the meaning of place.
A large group show, Metal in Motion features artists whose work involves moving parts. Whether hand operated or run on a motor, these pieces invite the viewer to interact with the art.
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The Metal Museum receives ongoing support from: Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, Hyde Family Foundations and the Windgate Charitable Foundation.

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