Slo Pig


There’s this really awesome event happening here in Madison called Slo Pig : it’s where slow food meets heritage pig farming, and Chef Dan Fox is spear heading the movement. He’s hired FeLion Studios to cast the trophies for the “Iron Chef” contest at the night’s event. They are the “SloPig” logo turned into a cast iron skillet, and become a really fun & revered prize for the lucky winning chef.

Logo for the Slo Pig event.

Logo for the Slo Pig event.


                  I’m thrilled to have the honors to make this revered token of excellence for Chef Dan. I had to go through a few different rounds of castings before I was able to master ‘the Pig”, but the journey of learning and final version is pretty slick if I do say. 

 

This is the pattern I made in wood for the sand moulds so I can cast the design in iron.

This is the pattern I made in wood for the sand moulds so I can cast the design in iron.

            Chef Dan was able to season them up and demonstrate how they work like a charm on a local TV show in the morning!  I’m grateful and impressed as all get out for Chef Dan’s patience, passion and exciting follow through as he’s been part of each step of this process via natural interest & thoughtful recognition of our process.

                        Below are photos from the first “pig” pour up in St. Paul MN, where he and photographer Paulius M. came to document the spectacle of our two worlds’ coming together.

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For more awesome photos of the iron pour related to this project, visit photography Paulius Musteikis's site here:

http://www.pauliusmusteikisphoto.com/iron-pour/