Sunday, April 27, 2014


Hot Dog Day Glass Demo

This Saturday the Alzheimer's Glass team hosted a hot glass demo in the Alfred
University hot shop as part of the annual community celebration Hot Dog Day.

Sculptures made at the demo were based off of paintings made by elderly individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's and Dementia in Hornell, NY.

Write up in the Alfred Sun


On Thursday April 24th Alzheimer's Glass and Iron founder, Rosemarie Oakman presented her research at Alfred University's Undergraduate Research Foreum. Special thanks to the ARGUS fund for sponsoring the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project as well as project sponsors Dr. Robert Maiden, Dr.Danielle Gagne and Coral Lambert.

Alzheimer's Glass and Iron at Salem Art Works

poster design by Chase Winkler

Easter Eggs

This past Easter Sunday, the Alzheimer’s Glass and Iron crew took a break from regular painting activities to dye Easter Eggs with the elderly.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Crystal Bare

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!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Refractory in the Alzheimer's Iron Furnace

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.


Alzheimer's Glass Blowing Demo

Saturday April 26th        10-3pm
Hot shop at Harder Hall

Alfred University

Free and open to the public.

Forget Me Not

This weekend the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron team planted forget me nots and painted flower pots with the Alzheimer's and Dementia unit of Mercy Care in Hornell NY! Spring has sprung!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Alzheimer's Iron Pour in downtown Hornell

Outside the Creative Art Center during the Hornell Art Walk!!

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 events 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.