May 18-19, 2011

Savannah, GA

The purpose of this event is to educate people about the differences in cast and wrought iron and preservation/restoration methods for each type of material. This workshop will be useful to anyone who cares for historic buildings (that contain railings, balconies, or other decorative elements), parks, or cemeteries.

Conservator Rose Daly primes a treated cast iron fence during the 2009 Ornamental Iron Workshop.

$399 Registration

$299 Student Registration – Use the coupon code STUDENT (Students must provide photocopy of current student ID and a letter of interest. This should be emailed to before being selected for the 5 available student seats).

Only 25 workshop seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Checks can be written to Ornamental Iron Workshop/NSU and mailed to NCPTT 645 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA 71457.

Registration Deadline: April 27

Please wait until you receive course confirmation (after April 27) before making travel arrangements.

Workshop Instructors

Jason Church
Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Conservation Program at NCPTT. Jason coordinates the Center’s national cemetery training initiative and related research. He was previously a conservator and historic metals expert for the City of Savannah, Ga., Department of Cemeteries. He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Eric Schindelholz
Eric Schindelholz is a conservator in private practice specializing in metals and marine archaeological materials. Prior to entering private practice, Schindelholz served as objects conservator for the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry Center.  He holds a masters in art conservation from Queen’s University and is currently a materials science student at the University of Virginia.


Mary F. Striegel
Mary F. Striegel is the chief of Materials Conservation at NCPTT. She specializes in understanding the effects of air pollution on cultural resources. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.