Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chester River Casting

Patrick, Steve and Lincoln

Megan, Patrick, Mare and Lincoln

Chester River Casting was a group of sculptors who gathered on and off for a period of 2 years, 2005 to 2007; to briefly live and work together in a remarkable setting, alongside the Chester River just outside Chestertown Maryland. The artists came together when they had scrounged enough scrap to melt and there was momentum and molds enough to fire up the furnace. It was all hosted our friend, Marilee Schumann, who has a gift for making things happen; the catalyst for many memorable days making art and mischief, and bonfire nights of debauchery, eating and drinking ourselves silly.

Our set up was pretty simple. The furnace, fueled by propane, was put together by Steve Jone and Patrick Burke. Our molds were resin bonded sand or just loose sand in a trash can.

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