Lots of irons in the fire at Featherstone

File Photo by Susan Safford

Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs will host the first annual “Iron on the Island” event from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, Sept. 20. The day, in celebration of the metal arts, will allow guests to create their own cast iron metalwork by carving their own designs into a plaque for $30 or a bowl for $50. This craft is available from 10 am to 6 pm, and tools will be provided. At 5 pm, the fire will be lit in the furnace, and at 7 pm, the “first tap” will demonstrate flowing iron until 9 pm. A team of metal artists from around the country will be on hand to answer questions about the process. Pickup for finished castings will be from 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, Sept. 21. For more information, call 508-693-1850, or visit featherstoneart.org.