The Bullpen established its international links in 2006 with the first Iron Casting Workshop and the building of the first UK Continuous-flow Cupola Furnace. Professors Daniel Hunt and Casey Westbrook from USA worked with Josh Raimbach and Wesley Jacobs to build the furnace and other equipment for the foundry. Together they ran the casting workshop for artists and took the furnace to the 5th International Cast Iron Art Conference in Ironbridge… and so began the annual The Bullpen International Iron Casting workshops.
Our International links are very important to us and the sharing of sculpture making practice. We maintain ties with:
University of Kentucky – James Wade, Jeremy Colbert
Mesalands Highland University, New Mexico – David Lobdell
Kansas State University – Sculpture Department
Sculpture Trails, Solsberry Indiana – Gerry Masse
Sloss Metal Arts Program, Mobile, Alabama
Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen – Andy Griffiths