Carolina Bronze Sculpture and Billingsley Atelier hosted a scratch block workshop and aluminum pour along with an Open House at the foundry in Seagrove, NC, as part of the stART18 New Year’s celebration. stART’18 – the International Celebration of Contemporary Sculpture is an world wide event sponsored by the Sculpture Network and is designed to celebrate and promote sculpture. Whether museum, studio, gallery or workspace, throughout the world, various art-oriented hosts opened their doors for all types of sculpture enthusiasts. The event took place on January 28 from 11am-4pm.
Participants could create their own design by scratching into prepared sand molds. Then they watched as our staff poured molten aluminum into each mold. The sculptures were cool and ready to take home within one hour. While visiting, visitors could walk through NC’s newest sculpture garden, home to over 18 sculptures installed around a beautiful pond.Many also took a foundry tour to see how bronze sculpture is made. A champagne toast took place at 1:30 pm and a potluck lunch was available for everyone.