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Days of Fire 2018

Posted: October 11, 2018

On Friday, September 21st and Saturday, September 22nd, graduate students of the Garman Art Conservation Department, under the supervision of faculty members Jonathan Thornton and Aaron Shugar, conducted an experimental pyrotechnology weekend. Activities included reproducing an Iron Age smelting furnace, Bronze Age copper melting and casting, ancient glass bead manufacture, and other Iron Age appropriate activities. The furnace was built on Friday, the smelt was conducted on Saturday, and the weekend culminated with the extraction of the iron bloom late Saturday. Activities started at 10am on both days on the lawn next to Campus House and were free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the department at (716) 878-5025.

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Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Rockwell Hall 230 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5025 •  Fax: (716) 878-5039   artcon@buffalostate.edu