Midwest Fire Festival
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Midwest Fire Festival

July 28 & 29, 2018

Cambridge, WI, USA

Kelly Ludeking will be collaborating with ceramic artists and assisting in the success of the iron pour throughout the weekend.

Midwest Fire Fest is a celebration of all things created with fire, heat, and smoke including but not limited to clay, metal arts, welding, forging, hot glass, food, and performance.

Other attractions for the weekend include, on site firing and hot reveal of a clay sculpture, Community Iron Pour, Fire Dancers, Saturday Night’s Fire Feast, and smoking hot music all weekend.

Visit their website for more information.

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Down on the Farm Iron Pour
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Down on the Farm Iron Pour

The 15th Annual Down on the Farm Iron Pour will take place Saturday, June 30th, 2018 in Decorah, IA, USA. The Ludeking Farm has been in the family for over a hundred years and every year, Kelly and his dad, Ron, are excited to share it with you.

Artists and Iron Pour Curious are welcome to camp on-site ($5 per night) and may arrive as early as Wednesday, June 27th. Meals and sand cast mold-making are available on-site - please inquire about prices at krlmetals @ gmail . com

If you are interested in helping prepare community meals, work in the sand studio or have some other amazing skill we should know about, please email us at krlmetals @ gmail . com

The event will once again be curated by Ironhead Sculptural Services LLC and the behemoth furnace will once again be supplied by the Hubert Family from Southwestern Minnesota. We are honored to have the professional assistance of such a great organization and family.

Find Ironhead Sculptural Services LLC on Facebook.

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Learn to Make Your Own Welded Garden Art
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Learn to Make Your Own Welded Garden Art

Decorah, IA, USA

Have you ever wanted to weld your own sculptures but have no clue where to start, or what equipment is needed? Here's your chance! Using mig welders and grinders, you will learn how to create your own garden decorations. Nationally-known metal artist Kelly Ludeking will take you step-by-step through the processes. Everyone, from the complete novice to an experienced metal worker, will enjoy this opportunity to try their hands at this rewarding craft. Kelly will also provide a variety of different sized metal rods, tubes, and solid stock. Everyone will leave with a piece of art they created that day and the knowledge of equipment needed and skills learned to continue creating. For more information visit Vesterheim Folk Art School, located in the beautiful Driftless Region of Northeast Iowa.

 

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International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art
May
28
to Jun 2

International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art

Kelly is excited to be making the trip to Scranton, PA, USA for this international conference. He will be collaborating with several artists, speaking on the panel about non-academic iron casting and showing some of his work. Kelly will be representing Ironhead Sculptural Services, LLC, the company he co-founded with friend and colleague, Brad Hertko in 2001, and assisting the Chicago-based foundry, Lunarburn, founded by Eric Stephenson.

For more information or to purchase your own pass to all things cast iron, click here.

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Saint Paul Art Crawl Spring 2018
Apr
27
to Apr 29

Saint Paul Art Crawl Spring 2018

Friday 6-10pm

Saturday 12-8pm

Sunday 12-5pm

Kelly Ludeking's loft will be open to the public once again at Schmidt Artist Lofts, Saint Paul, MN, USA. Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself. Click here for the online catalog - Kelly is on page 45. More information can be found at the Saint Paul Art Crawl website or email Kelly at krlmetals @ gmail . com

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