Conference – National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices 2019

The National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP) is a biennial convergence of students, educators, academics, and professionals dedicated to exploring and advancing cast iron as an art medium. April 3-7, 2019, Assistant Professor of Sculpture Leticia R. Bajuyo and six undergraduate students traveled to the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama for the biennial conference of NCCCIAP.

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In addition to attending panels, workshops, and demos, the TAMU-CC sculpture crew participated in an all female iron pour performance on Thursday, April 4th titled Victory Garden II led by performance artist Emily Baker.

On Friday, April 5th, the TAMU-CC crew teamed up with Abeline Christian University and Baylor University for a Texas iron pour. Faculty and students from the three universities carried molds, gear, and furnace from Texas to be one of the onsite Guest Furnaces during the conference.

During the conference, iron art was celebrated in onsite exhibitions. Leticia R. Bajuyo had three sculptures featured in two of the conference exhibitions.

The TAMU-CC crew returned to Corpus Christi inspired with ideas for artworks to make, with plans for future pours, and with an increased network of sculpture buddies.