Pouring Iron at Peninsula School of Art in Door County

Molten iron is poured into molds at the 2010 Iron Pour.

Professional sculptors and art students of every skill level may join nationally-recognized sculptor, iron pour coordinator and educator, Teresa Lind, for a four-day iron casting workshop from September 29 – October 2 at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Students will acquire and/or refine iron casting skills as they create bonded sand molds; participate in an iron pour of melted, recycled iron; and finish their works of original design. 

Lind, an instructor at UW – Oshkosh, received her MFA from UW – Milwaukee, and studied sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Lind was most recently awarded the top cash prize at the Wisconsin Visual Artists Biennial exhibition for her bronze sculpture entitled, “Goggles.”

The Iron Pour, which is included in the casting workshop, also provides opportunities for all ages to create iron tiles from etching original designs into premade sand molds. For a donation of $15 per person, every member of the family can participate in the festivities of the school’s Iron Pour Benefit on October 1 from 4 –8 pm. In addition to the tile making and the nighttime pour, seasonal refreshments will be served and live music will be performed from 6 – 8 pm.

The free public opening reception for “All Fired Up: Contemporary Iron Sculpture,” will be held from 5 – 7 pm during benefit.

Lind is a featured artist in “All Fired Up” and will be joined by five other notable sculptors in the exhibition including Kristin Thielking, Keven Brunett, Gregory Brulla, James Brenner, and Elizabeth Helfer.

For more information call 920.868.3455 or visit