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The Art & Craft Gallery of Hamburg

The Our Town Foundation Art Center in Hamburg, PA, now has a display of Pennsylvania Firebacks, which have been cast in the town since 1979.

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Casting A Pennsylvania Fireback

A video depicting the casting of a Pennsylvania Fireback, a North Star Fireback.

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Creating A Pennsylvania Fireback

A video of J. Del Conner designing and sculpting the Autumn Firebacks

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Four Custom Firebacks

J. Del Conner sculpted and cast four custom Firebacks in 2020 – 2021. Elements of The Bear’s Den, and the Heron House sculptures were later modified, placed on the new Classic Plain Panel frame, and added to our line of … Continue reading

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A 1980 GREEN TREE

I recently received an email from a man named Ben who had inherited one of my firebacks and asked how the rust could be removed, and the casting cleaned. The photo attached in the email was of a 1980 Great … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

On this day in 1985 Halley’s Comet crossed the celestial equator. That night, the comet entered the overflowing bowl of Aquarius the water bearer. With them paying the freight, we donated copies of this fireback to the Royal Astronomical Society … Continue reading

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A Blessed Christmas

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Miniature Catoctin Furnace Stove Plate

We recently made a pattern of a miniature Catoctin Furnace Stove Plate for our friends at the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society in Maryland. We are in the process of making 25 rubber molds of the plate that will used by … Continue reading

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Fireback designer forges ahead

 

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Berks County man was known for his classic cast-iron fireplace designs. He says Chinese copies are killing him.

by Jason Nark, Updated: March 8, 2019- 6:10 AM J. Del Conner holds a mold of his most popular fireback design, “The Great Oak,” at his home, which doubles as a studio, in Hamburg, Berks County. Conner makes original firebacks, … Continue reading

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