On September 23 and 24, graduate students of the Art Conservation Department, under the supervision of faculty members Jonathan Thornton and Aaron Shugar will conduct an experimental pyrotechnology weekend.
Activities will include reproducing an Iron Age smelting furnace, Bronze Age copper melting and casting, ancient glass bead manufacture, and cooking Iron Age foods.
The furnace will be built on Friday, September 23, and the smelt will be conducted on Saturday, September 24. The weekend will culminate with the extraction of the iron bloom late Saturday. Even will also demonstrate making lime from seashell and limestone in a lime kiln.
For more information, please contact the Art Conservation Department at (716) 878-5025.
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