I teach foundry and use it in various ways in my practice. Here is a video by Eric Fuertes of one of the class iron pours.
Foundry Tree is another way I connect to metal casting processes and the iron casting community:
Teddy here is in the heroic contrapposto stance some Foundry Tree participants prefer.
This process began April 1-4, 2009 at the National Conference on Cast Iron Art at SLOSS Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. I have cataloged over 700 people thus far. I am still uploading and updating images and information. If you know of a locale interested in hosting this exhibition or of an iron pour to have members documented, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The independent website further develops connections as the images of the capturing process, the images themselves, and as a contact and personal information are posted so students and artists can contact each other. I collect e-mail addresses so the website and the individual’s higher resolution image can be e-mailed to participants. If the artists agree, their e-mail address or other contact information is posted on the site for correspondence. http://foundrytree.com/