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‘Pour Your Heart Out’ for charity at AU Foundry event

The NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University presents “Pour Your Heart Out,” at the Foundry on Saturday Feb. 12 from 2-8 p.m. The National Casting Center Foundry is located at 1016 Route 244 in Alfred.

This event is open to adults and children with supervision. All are welcome for a small donation to charity. All proceeds will be donated directly to the local A. E. Crandall Hook & Ladder Fire + EMS Co. and to Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.

Members of the community are invited to participate in making their own “relief sculpture” with the help of foundry students. Participants will carve their own unique design that will be cast in metal.

The community is also welcome to observe the sculptures being made throughout the day.

In addition to the casting there will also be: music by DJ Millhouse; food by the Foundry Guild, featuring the “Guild Cheese” sandwich; local business donated raffles; and art for sale in a silent auction (closing at 7:30 p.m.)

If you are interested in helping, join the Facebook group, “Alfred Foundry Guild.” Sand blocks to carve and cast can also be pre-ordered from $10 by contacting Jessie Arnone at

For further information about the event, contact Coral Lambert, sculpture professor, at or Crash Willey, foundry guild president, at