Iron Here and There | University of Oxford

Iron Here and There

Wesley Jacobs
Event date
Event time
14:30 - 15:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free entry
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

Sculptor & director of The Bullpen Foundry, Wesley Jacobs, will talk about the alchemy of casting iron sculpture, running furnaces, wielding and manipulating metal and how it draws people into its magic and mystique. Wesley was awarded a 2013 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship to undertake practical research into current iron casting practice in the USA. Since returning to the UK, he has been putting into practice his experience, having built a new furnace and teaching at his small foundry near Abingdon.