This Labor Day weekend Molten metal returns to the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark for a Festival of Combustion! This exciting family-friendly event highlights all HOT art making processes with booths dedicated to glass flame working, Raku ceramics, metal fabrication, aluminum casting and cast iron! Attendees can expect a day filled with LIVE music, LOCAL eats, HOT art and COOL treats!
The Festival of Combustion features a variety of hands-on opportunities for kids and adults to create their own unique piece of HOT art. Design your own glass mosaic with help from the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Watch the furnace team from RoSA cast molten iron and fire your own ceramic piece with Pittsburgh’s TON Pottery. Learn about all of these historic processes at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark where each furnace (#6 & #7) within the current NHL site – could produce up to 1250 tons of iron a day. Mobile Sculpture Workshop offers live welding and metal fabrication demonstrations. New this year experiance flame performances, live blacksmithing demos and custom-forged FoC medalions!
The Festival of Combustion 2017 also features live music from Pittsburgh rockers The Seams!.. Local vendors include Iron Oven Catering and Swissvale’s Wings and a Prayer and cold local brew from festival sponsor Voodoo Brewing.
The Festival of Combustion is a ticketed event with proceeds benefiting the Rivers of Steel. Attendees can create their own unique piece of HOT art through a choice of hands on workshops. Online presale tickets are $10 each or $15 at the gate. The Festival of Combustion is perfect for all ages and kids under 18 get in free!
Thanks to our sponsors:
TMS International Standard Ceramic Supply Local-Pittsburgh Green Mountain Energy Company PNC Mezzanine Capital Economy Welding and Industrial Supply G.I. HAUL 91.3 WYEP 90.5 WESA