UPDATE! Due to heavy rain and wind, the start time will be delayed today, working around the rain. Thank you for your patience! The sculpture artists will begin around 1:00 to start heating up the furnace. Master Sculpture Artist, Jim Gallucci will be on hand to narrate and explain the process during the next couple hours. 3:00 is the new estimate on actual pour time!
You don’t want to miss being a part of this! The 2022 Kingsport Iron Pour will take place on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, with workshops taking place in the weeks prior. See below for details.
The 2022 Kingsport, TN Iron Pour… using white-hot iron! FLAMES & FAMILY FUN!
You’re not just invited to watch, you’re invited to make your own art. On Saturday, May 7th, the furnace will roar, crackle, flame, and spark with power and excitement! Join us for an iron pour demonstration conducted by Sculpture artist Tripp Jarvis and a team of master sculptors as they heat 500 pounds of iron until it’s white hot, then pour it into molds made in the Scratch Mold Workshop. Let the fireworks begin!
To watch, it’s free! To participate by creating your own scratch mold, it’s only $15. Thru one of the scratch mold workshops, you can create your own piece of Iron Art! See the details below to sign up!
On Saturday, May 7th, at 12 Noon, the sculpture team will begin heating up the iron! Join us at 12 Noon on Saturday as the sculpture team narrates the steps of the process of preparing the iron and heating the iron to 3000 degrees! You’ll have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the master sculpture artists. 1:00 is the projected time to begin the pouring into the scratch molds. Be sure to stay to watch your piece being poured!
Popcorn will be available during the show!
Venue: The Inventor Center 118 Shelby St., Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
Scratch Mold Workshops:
(Classes usually fill up quickly, sign up early for the best slots)
Direct link to ticket sales: https://secure.rec1.com/TN/kingsport-tn/catalog/index?filter=Y2F0ZWdvcnklNUIyNDQ2NyU1RD0xJnNlYXJjaD0mbG9jYXRpb24lNUIzMjU5MiU1RD0xJnJlbnRhbCU1QmZyb20lNUQ9JnJlbnRhbCU1QnRvJTVEPQ==
Class option 1: Thursday, April 14, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 2: Thursday, April 21, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 3: Friday, April 29, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 4: Friday, April 29, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 5: Saturday, April 30, 10:00am – 12 noon (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 6: Friday, May 6, 10:00am – 12 noon
Class option 7: Friday, May 6, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (*SOLD OUT*)
Class option 8: Saturday, May 7th, 10:00am – 12 noon (*SOLD OUT*)
(This is the morning of the Iron Pour event. All molds must be completed no later than 12:30pm)
Create your own iron artwork by making a Scratch Mold. Suitable for beginners and students of all skill level, you’ll scratch unique designs into an 8-inch sand mold which will be cast with molten iron by professional artists during the main event (held on Saturday, May 7th). At the end of the night, take home your one-of-a-kind art. The workshop cost includes all materials needed for the workshop and the casting of your piece in iron on May 7th during the main event. Rain or shine. Advance registration required. $15 scratch block mold. Adults 16+, Ages 6-15 are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult.
Every one of all ages, is invited to watch the Iron Pour for free on Saturday May 7th! The show starts at 12noon, with the pouring taking place approximately 1:00pm.
Click the link below to reserve your spot!
Direct link to ticket sales:
Please call the Office of Cultural Arts with any questions: 423-392-8414 More information online: www.EngageKingsport.com
This Scratch Mold Workshop and Iron Pour is hosted by Engage Kingsport and the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at the Inventor Center located at 118 Shelby Street. The Kingsport Iron Pour is made possible by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Thank you TAC!