Pedal to the Metal: Traveling Foundry engages individuals and communities in the metalcasting process, allowing them to make small scale or collaborative cast metal sculptures on the spot.
Pedal to the Metal : Traveling Foundry is an interactive tool designed for public or private events. With the assistance of professional staff participants can expect to make their own small scale sculptures to be poured with molten metal before their eyes. Sculptures can be taken home just minutes after being made or customized workshops can create collaborative community pieces to be enjoyed by all into the future. Working in bronze, aluminum, sterling, or lead-free pewter indoors or out, day or night, and even without access to electricity, this experience can truly be created nearly anywhere.
Projects have ranged from cast bronze pendants, to tokens, cast pewter mini-sculptures, and rings. Aluminum or bronze tiles to be set into cement for permanent appreciation, and a private workshop creating cast sterling jewelry. We can even bring a mold with your message on it to live cast pieces for your guests to take away. With both recommended and customizable options the experience can be tailored to fit your event.
Having background and interest in working with diverse and often underserved populations, Pedal to the Metal: Traveling foundry is ready to engage adding an unforgettable and unique element to your event.
Standard Event Includes:
Pedal to the Metal : Traveling Foundry will come to your event with unlimited cuttlebone molds, bronze, and other needed materials. A staff person is included to instruct participants on how to create their pieces and to run the furnace and cast metal. Setup and Cleanup is included in this rate. For this Standard option no electricity is required onsite.
Additional and customizable options:
Extra hours-Charges are $100/hour staffed for additional hours.
-Distance/Season/Time- If your event is requires travel further then 5 miles from 55407 zipcode or their is notably poor weather, or the event spans later than midnight, we may choose to transport via automobile rather than cargo bike.
-For Greater Mn or further events an additional travel fee may be required.
-Metals- changes in pouring metal preference (ie. workshop casting sterling rather than bronze, etc) will incur extra materials fees.
-Custom programming- $100/hr to design custom programming for your event or to help you design a new permanent art piece for your park, home, community, or business.
-Finishing- Basic smoothing and desprueing of pieces is included however for offsite or larger finishing jobs an extra fee of $40/hr is required.
Corporate / Large Event Rate:
Pedal to the Metal : Traveling Foundry, staff, cuttlebones, and instruction for 3 hours $1200.00
After 3 hours, additional hours are billed at $200/hour
Transport Size–this is generally the smallest size, use this to determine fit through doors, etc. (LxWxH): 30″ wide.
Fits through standard 36″ door, on a bike Trailer
Footprint–how much space is ideal for basic set-up (LxWxH): 10′ x 10′ x 10′
Additional Specification Details:
For bronze, sterling, or aluminum casting a furnace and no electricity is required, also casting should be done outdoors or in a shop zoned for hotworks. For lead-free pewter casting can be done indoors. Electricity is helpful but not required. Multi-day residencies or workshops are available.
Jessica Bergman Tank
based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jess Bergman Tank believes art is for everyone and uses artistic processes to empower, engage, and deepen connections within communities.