The Alzheimer's Glass and Iron Project is thrilled about our new 2015 logo created by graphic design artist Emily Brooks! Look out for sticker and t-shirt giveaways featuring the logo at The National Conference on Cast Iron Art in Birmingham, Alabama this March and The Glass Art Society Conference in San Jose, California this June. T-Shirts and Stickers will also be available at the Salem Art Works visitors center. T-shirts and stickers are also available to anyone interested on request. To learn more about Emily Brooks and her project's please check out her websites.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
In 2014 the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron project cast over 40 iron sculptures designed by elderly individuals suffering with Alzheimer's and Dementia. Elderly sculpt using a non toxic air drying clay. Members of the Alzheimer's Glass and Iron team then make a rubber mold of selected sculptures, so multiples can be made in wax. The wax sculptures are put into a sand mold and melted out. After the wax in the sand mold is melted out, the negative space is filled with molten cast iron. The iron sculptures are given time to cool down and are then cleaned up. When the sculptures are finished they are given back to the nursing home or the families of the elderly sculptors.