Bob Rogers and Charles Logan, Metals Museum
Participants will learn how to make oil-bonded greensand, use process-specific tooling, and discover the advanced possibilities as well as the limitations of this type of molding process. The cup, saucer, spoon mold was originally part of a final test in the U.S. Navy foundry. To become a professional mold maker, the applicant would need to complete a single mold of all three components in greensand and have the mold cast perfectly. Creating a multiple part mold of a cup, saucer, and spoon in this way is challenging because of the fragility of the molding material! This is a workshop devoted to advanced techniques in greensand to honor the tradition and history of this mold. Participants should bring their own cup (no undercuts on the inside of the cup!), saucer, and spoon. The pattern must be made of rigid material such as ceramic, glass, or hard plastic. Wax patterns are not acceptable. The fee includes greensand, flasks, and iron.
We love for people to take workshops! Organize yourselves and sign up as a group for super deep discounts on your favorite workshops before March 3, as follows:
Group of 5, 10% break = $652 total, or $130/person (regular price $725 for 5 people). With only workshops in your cart, use the code WORKSHOP5 for discount at checkout.
Group of 10, 20% break = $1160 total, or $116/person (regular price $1450 for 10 people). With only workshops in your cart, use the code WORKSHOP10 for discount at checkout.
We suggest using PayPal as your payment method to split the transaction between more than one card or account. If you are unable to pay all of the workshop fees for your group in one transaction, contact us so that we can get your group a special case coupon code.