White-hot iron brings students together (with photos)

By Jillian Marshall

White-hot iron brings students together (with photos)

April 25, 2014 Updated Apr 25, 2014 at 6:01 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students from across New York and Pennsylvania have been played with molten iron all day on Friday for an annual festival.

Binghamton University's sculpture program hosted the ninth annual Invitational Iron Pour Friday.

Students from Cornell, Alfred, Cortland and more came together to break down metal scraps and then heated the iron to over 2,700 degrees.

This white hot iron was then poured into more than 100 different molds.

Sculpture professor Jim Stark said even though the students are from different schools they all have to work together.

"It is very collective, it requires a lot of people to do it, so it's very social. So that's not real common in the art world where most of us are in our own studios, on our own, this requires a collective effort," Stark said.

The iron scraps were donated to the iron pour from Upstate Shredding and Greenblott Metal Company.