Liberty Arts
Iron Pour
in Durham Central Park

Liberty Arts metal pours are always spectacular. Liberty Arts is a terrific, Durham-based, collaborative of artists, metal workers, glass blowers, and more. Liberty Arts, a non-profit, offers studio rentals, classes in welding, metal-working, ceramics, glassblowing, jewelry, wood-working, and more.

The Clarion Content has had the pleasure of working with and covering Liberty Arts many times over the years.

We (as Durham residents) are super grateful that the deal the city brokered with the Liberty Warehouse Apartments kept the Liberty Arts foundry space intact.

These fantastic photos were all taken by Chrystal Kelly in Durham Central Park in late November.

As Liberty Arts own Jackie MacLeod puts it, “It is a well-choreographed and supremely serious ballet.”

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

The visual spectacle lit up the Durham night.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

There were food trucks and lots of curious on-lookers.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

Liberty Arts experts brought the heat.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

Handle with care…

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

Molten metal being poured into ceramic molds.

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

 

photo by Chrystal Kelly

photo by Chrystal Kelly

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*Full disclosure, many moons ago the Clarion Content used to do promotions for Liberty Arts.

Chrystal Kelly is a Durham based, concept driven, photographer. She specializes in creative portraiture and fine art photography. See more of her work at Shattering Light Photography.

1 Comment

  • Reply January 6, 2018

    Peggy Jenkins

    I always look forward to seeing Chrystal Kelly’s creative photography and informative information about whats going on around town. She always makes a wonderful story about the people she talks with and makes you feel like you are seeing what all the people are trying to express. I just want to see more when i get to the end of what she has posted. and it makes me feel like im actually there seeing everything first hand. Love all the details that you see, i feel i would miss some of it if she hadn’t captured it in her photos.

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