Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's ALIVE!!

The Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project's metal melting cupolette furnace the "Crystal Bare" was finished and test run this week!! White hot metal flowed to the delight of furnace builder Rosemarie Oakman(bottom) and project advisor Coral Lambert (top).

 Be sure to come out and support the project and watch us run our new furnace at the Alzheimer's Iron pour in downtown Hornell on May 3rd. The event is part of the Hornell Art Walk, and will be held outside the Creative Arts Center between 4-8pm. Carve your own relief block and take home a cast iron sculpture that day for only $12!!


Big mold month has concluded as of Tuesday's Iron Pour! 3 induction heats, as well as continuos cupolette taps filled the molds of grad students Elizabeth Poteneza and Ronda Phipps as well as senior Rosemarie Oakman. Special thanks to Morgan Donahue and Coral Lambert for all of their help and time spent. Additionally a warm thanks for the hard work accomplished by Tuesday pour crew. Photo's of the finished castings to come!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


This week the Alzheimer's Iron metal melting furnace was rammed with refractory (fire brick), in preparation for the upcoming Alzheimer's Iron Pour in Hornell.

Come out and support the project and watch us run our new furnace, on May 3rd from 4-8 as part of the Hornell Art Walk.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Alzheimer's Iron Pour in downtown Hornell

Saturday May 3rd
Outside the Creative Art Center during the Hornell Art Walk!!
Event is free and open to the public

You and members of the community are invited to participate in making your own ‘RELIEF SCULPTURE’. With the help of foundry students you will be able to carve your own unique design which will then be cast in metal. This is open to adults and children with supervision; anyone can do it for a $10 donation to the charity. Or you can just come watch the action too! All of the sculptures made will be cast in iron that day and participants will be able to take their ‘relief sculpture’ home with them.

Alongside the casting of the relief sculptures will be several other exciting features including a foundry guild table as well as Alzheimer's Glass and Iron table.

Additionally an Alzheimer's Association representative will be present to help rally the community and answer any questions attendees may have about Alzheimer's.

Half of the proceeds will go to the Alzheimer's Association, the other half will go towards the foundry guilds travels to the 7th international cast iron arts conference in Latvia

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lion's Club

Tonight the Lion's Club of Alfred NY is sponsoring a presentation about the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project, that will be free and open to the whole community. The presentation will be starting at 7:45 pm in the University Union Church Center in Alfred NY. Hope to see ya there!

Sunday, March 23, 2014



WHAT A PRODUCTIVE WEEK AT THE NATIONAL CASTING CENTER FOUNDRY!! Just a few photo’s of our large sand molding workshop.  Many warm thanks to Morgan Donahue expert sand molder from Pollich Tallix, for all of his help and many hours spent on our complicated molds!  Photo’s of the finished castings to come!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Remembrance Garden

Remembrance Garden
in collaboration with Coral Penelope Lambert's Volcano Furnace
and the American Alzheimer's Association's "Longest Day" Fundraiser
Pedvale, Latvia - 7th International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Arts Practice
"On The Longest Day, teams around the world come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity.  Held on the summer solstice, June 21, 2014, this event calls on participants to raise funds and awareness to advance the efforts of the Alzheimer's Association." *The idea is to rally your friends and raise money by doing what you love.
Alzheimer's disease is not an American phenomena, the disease is a growing epidemic worldwide.  Participating in the 7th International Conference and planting a Forget-Me-Not garden will be the first international activities taken on by the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project.

Construction of the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron Forget-Me-Not garden will begin as soon as the crew arrives in Latvia.  We hope to acquire Forget-Me-Not flowers that are already growing and in early stages of sprouting.  We will plant a garden in the shape of a painting made by an elderly community suffering from Alzheimer's in New York, USA.  Haley Jelinek, Elise Betrus and Rosemarie Oakman will be the lead artists dealing with the layout and planting of the garden.  Students from Alfred University's National Casting Center foundry will also participate in the initial construction of the garden. 

Every Forget-Me-Not seed planted represents a mind that is ravaged by this deadly disease.  We will continue to plant  Forget-Me-Not gardens until there is a cure for the Alzheimer's.

On the day of the performances and the volcano eruption, we will invite the audience to participate in Forget-Me-Not seed planting.  Participants have the option to donate with proceeds going directly to the American Alzheimer's Association.  Seeds will be passed out and trowels and shovels will be provided.  It is our hope that we will rally the community together while raising awareness and funds as well as beautifying our world with flowers.

*Taken from the Alzheimer's Associations Website.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Grinding the wind belt of the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron furnace

Richard V. Bergren Jr. Student Innovation Award at Alfred University

Founder and director of the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project, Rosemarie Oakman is recipient of the 2014 Richard V. Bergren Jr. Student Innovation Award at Alfred University. A generous donation of $500 dollars has been put towards the project! This honor would not be made possible without all of the Alfred University, faculty, staff and students who support the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron project. THANK YOU!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Queen of Hearts

T-Shirt design for the upcoming POUR YOUR HEART OUT!!

Sizes XS-XXL available!

Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an English one.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Alzheimer's Glass and Iron- Spring 2014- Alfred University - Online Auction

Spring 2014-Alzheimer's Glass and Iron- Alfred University -Online Auction

An example of an iron oxide painting created by an elderly community member of Western NY and a  iron sculpture casted in homage by an Alfred University student.

Please check back for links to the:

 Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron- Alfred University

Spring 2014- Online Auction