Sculpture Iron Pour at UW-Whitewater

The Department of Art and Design hosts its annual Iron Pour on Saturday, September 29 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm with most of the activity happening between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Sculpture Studio CA 1036. Each fall semester, the Sculpture students at UW-Whitewater work together to create a spectacular iron pour event to present to the University, as well as, the community. Schools from all around the region are invited to participate.

The students work for weeks to break iron bathtubs and radiators into Doritos-sized bits so that those bits can be melted down and poured out into molds to create iron sculptures. Not only do the students get to make work for their own class projects, but the iron pour also acts as a fund-raiser for other events throughout the semester such as bringing in visiting artists, or taking regional field trips. The community is invited to purchase sand molds, called scratch blocks, so that they can create their own designs and, after watching the pour, can go home with their very own iron tile!

The event is free and open to everyone. It will take place this semester on Saturday, Sept 29 with most of the action taking place between 11 am and 2 pm. Come and go as you please or stay for the day. Scratch blocks can be purchased anytime from the Sculpture studio, CA1036, up until 10 am, Sept 29. For more information contact: Teresa at 262-472-5570 or

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