WHAT ARE THESE THINGS?
Sand mould 'scratch tiles' are a pre-made, water-based resin bonded sand mould with a 6 inch geometric (tessellation form!) shape embossed into them, ready for you to design and carve into with your own ideas. When we are ready to pour molten metal, the iron will flow into your carved sand design and fill in all the details to reveal a one-of-a-kind iron casting that you made from scratch!
See our TIPS & TRICKS page for more info on carving into your tesselation mould.
Step 1: PURCHASE
Each heart-shaped sand mould includes 2 heart-shaped blanks that are approximately 5x5 inches each, for you to carve a design into. There are 2 hearts per mould: one for you and one for your honey. However, you may continue your carved design 1/2 inch outside the tesselation shape making your piece bigger, and heavier. Use the Tips & Tricks page to help guide your design and carving process at home.
Step 2: PICK UP
You can pick up molds at Sector67 every Friday from 1-7PM or by appointment. Please firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time or stop in on a Friday with your sales receipt to pick up your sand mould and get started on your design.
Sand moulds are stacked near the entrance way at Sector67, with a clip board and pens to write down your name, Order #, and how many moulds you physically picked up. Help us keep track of our inventory by filling out this form at pickup!!
Sector67 is located here:
2100 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704
Step 3: DESIGN
Work on carving the sand moulds at home and bring them back to the event at Sector67 on or before February 10th, so we can pour them with molten iron at the event. See our TIPS & TRICKS page for great design instruction for how to carve your sand mould.
Step 4: DEADLINE
SAND MOULDS MUST BE AT SECTOR by 11am on Saturday, February 10th !! You can always drop off your finished pieces at Sector67 anytime earlier, of course.
If you're looking for more help with carving your sand tile, consider signing up for one of 2 workshops offered to the public before the event. Alisa will be teaching 2 public classes:
- February 2nd, 7pm-9pm @ the Madison Children's Museum during Adult Swim
- February 3rd, 11am-1pm @ Sector 67 in the event space
To register and find out more about these classes, visit the WORKSHOPS page for more info and tickets.
***The optional Magnetic Hanger is a super smart way for you to hang your final iron creation up on the wall after it's all cleaned up. These super-strong, neodymium rare earth magnets can hold up to 65lbs of pull strength. A single finished iron casting from this event will be safe and sound with that amount of magnetism on it!
The optional Magnetic Hanger is a super smart way for you to hang your final iron creation up on the wall after it's all cleaned up. These super-strong, neodymium rare earth magnets can hold up to 65lbs of pull, so your little iron heart will be safe and sound with that amount of magnetism on it !