Pictures from 2009 SLOSS Conference.
The National Conference for Cast Iron Art at SLOSS Furnaces in Birmingham Alabama, has been set for April 13-16, 2011. Students who are interested in competing in the cupola contest will have to plan to be at SLOSS starting the Monday before, and there are several excellent workshops that start earlier too. Check out the conference website for more details and to register, there are important deadlines to be aware of!
It is by far the best conference available for students and all artists and a great way to see many other furnaces and techniques in casting. You will also meet lots of other folks, have opportunities for showing your work, you can participate in pours, and just have a blast of a time (pun intended!).
I go every year for the week and it is worth it even if you can only go for the weekend. Check the website and register early for the early bird discount student rate.