The workshops are spread throughout various dates before the Iron
Pour on Saturday August 5th. You only need to attend one workshop to
complete your mold.
• Saturday July 22nd or Sunday July 23rd, 1pm to 4pm
• Saturday July 29th or Sunday July 30th, 1pm to 4pm
• Wednesday August 2nd or Thursday August 3rd, 4pm to 7pm
• Saturday August 5, 10am to 3pm -This is the day of the pour, please
arrive by 2pm so you have time to complete your mold by 3pm.
Under the covered work area on the west side of the Park. Please park
in the gravel parking lot at the entrance, or in the overflow parking
behind the work area. Use the gravel paths to reach the workshop area.
There is no charge to attend the workshop.
Mold-prices are $30/small, $45/medium, and $75/large.
(an additional processing fee will apply).
Reservations are required and space is limited!
These workshops are an opportunity for you to make your own mold and create a
unique cast iron sculpture poured during our annual Community Collaboration Hot
Metal Pour on Saturday August 5th!
You will start with a resin-bonded block
of sand that has a recessed area ½” deep
with a 6”, 8”, or 10” diameter, depending
on the size mold you purchased.
Using drawing and carving tools provided,
carve into the block of sand to create a
negative space or cavity, which will be the
area where molten iron will be poured.
Keep in mind that there must be at least
1” of sand remaining around all sides and
beneath the negative space you carve.
Carving too deep into your block of sand
could cause your mold to break or iron to
leak out during the pour.
During the August 5th Iron Pour, your
mold will be put on the pour line where
experienced artists will fill the negative
space with red-hot molten iron.
Once cooled, Franconia staff will break the
sand away, revealing a cast iron positive
replica of the negative space you carved
into your block of sand. Staff will grind
and brush away any sharp edges and sand
You can pick up your cast iron sculpture
and take it home with you!
Please keep in mind that the process of pouring each mold and
cleaning up each sculpture takes time. If you are unable to wait for
your sculpture to be finished, it will be available for you to pick up at
If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so at least 5 days
before your scheduled workshop to receive a refund. In the event
of inclement weather, Franconia staff will contact you via email and/
or phone to notify you of the reschedule date. If you cannot attend
another workshop date, you will be refunded your fee in full.