Island of Misfit Toys Cupola Workshop


    Dan Matheson, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lloyd Mandelbaum, Chicago Crucible


    Participants will be introduced to the principles, materials, and techniques needed to build and operate a cupola blast furnace through hands-on instruction and construction from drawing board to bottom drop! Participants will work together to build a furnace and run it during the conference as a production furnace, using pre-sourced materials and some pre-fabricated components. It is highly recommended that participants have metal fabrication and hand tool experience as well as the ability to lift at least 25 lbs. This workshop results in a new production furnace that will be donated to Sloss Metal Arts. Participants will each be allowed to customize and cast a Sloss ingot mold.   


    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. 


Sloss Furnaces 

20 32nd St N

Birmingham, AL 35222

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Instagram Icon

© 2019 design by Feral Fagiola.