Class and Demo
April 21 & 22: Lexington/Rockbridge
Studio Tour. A great opportunity to snoop about my
shop, as well as the studios of 10 other local artists. http://www.lexingtonrockbridgestudiotour.com
April 27 & 28: Smelting demo at the
California Blacksmith's Association Spring Conference,
June 15-19: 5-day smelting class at
Peter's Valley Craft Center. If you're truly serious about
learning to smelt iron, this is the time and place to do
cover everything; charcoal-making, ore gathering and preparation,
furnace construction, smelting, and forging. Each team will
do two smelts, and split the resulting iron to take home.
This class is hard work and big fun!
July 18-21: Smelting and bloom forging
demos at the Artist-Blacksmiths Association of North America
Rapid City, South Dakota. This one's a team effort with my
pals Steve Mankowski and Shel Browder of Colonial Williamsburg.
October 20: Smelting demo at Rockbridge
Farm Day. This'll be the first public smelt I've done for
the local community.
June 28- July 1, 2013: Caniron
IX, the biennial gathering of Canadian Blacksmiths,
at the Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site of