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April 2nd-5th 2025.  Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark Birmingham, AL

SKIMMING THE SURFACE

"There are two sorts of curiosity – the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things."


-Robert Wilson Lynd

In the foundry, the act of skimming removes impurities from the surface of our melt, revealing the beauty beneath. This simple action shows us how much more lies below.

During the conference, our time is brief; we only skim the surface of iron casting. Yet, we are made aware of the infinite possibilities that iron provides on an artistic, cultural, and personal level. What we do after skimming the surface is crucial. We hope your experience at the conference will inspire you to further explore what lies beneath.

Through workshops, performances, panels, presentations, and other learning opportunities, we hope that the conference provides you with the creative energy and desire to explore art and iron on a much deeper level.
 

The Steering Committee is excited to return to an in-person gathering for the 2025 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (NCCCIAP), hosted in April, 2025 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, AL.

Subtle changes are always happening in the cast-iron community, but we must stay connected to our past as artists. The committee welcomes extended discussions, performances, and exhibitions that preserve our trajectory as an iron community.

 

Everyone is welcome.

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