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alecsteeleblacksmith:  I did a little experimentation with some @faramforge inspired leaf and feather forms! His incredible stylised leaves were one of the many reasons I was so excited to get him out here to be a guest instructor at my blacksmithing school! I am honoured, despite having only been an observer as I was organising it all, to have been able to absorb some of the ways he likes to move metal! I am looking forward to trying to find ways to incorporate this influence in future…

alecsteeleblacksmith: I did a little experimentation with some @faramforge inspired leaf and feather forms! His incredible stylised leaves were one of the many reasons I was so excited to get him out here to be a guest instructor at my blacksmithing school! I am honoured, despite having only been an observer as I was organising it all, to have been able to absorb some of the ways he likes to move metal! I am looking forward to trying to find ways to incorporate this influence in future…

Comprehensive resource for everything blacksmithing: gallery listings, classified ads, events, suppliers, and educational resources

Comprehensive resource for everything blacksmithing: gallery listings, classified ads, events, suppliers, and educational resources

54. In the next summer we both went to the crafts school, the basic course of blacksmith skills. It was very hard to me because I thought all the time that I suck and my works were ugly. As we say in Finland: "No one is a born artisan". But I had no self-confidence and I cried many times because I felt myself so unskilled. I quit after the first year.

54. In the next summer we both went to the crafts school, the basic course of blacksmith skills. It was very hard to me because I thought all the time that I suck and my works were ugly. As we say in Finland: "No one is a born artisan". But I had no self-confidence and I cried many times because I felt myself so unskilled. I quit after the first year.

Soldering Savvy- always wanted to learn to weld ..... guess this is not so intimidating !  or scary !

Soldering Savvy- always wanted to learn to weld ..... guess this is not so intimidating ! or scary !

Villages Folk School - Keosauqua Local artists open their studios to offer over 100 classes year-round in traditional and contemporary arts.  Pottery, sculpting, painting, letterpress printing, foraging, blacksmithing, rug weaving, and more class options available.

Villages Folk School - Keosauqua Local artists open their studios to offer over 100 classes year-round in traditional and contemporary arts. Pottery, sculpting, painting, letterpress printing, foraging, blacksmithing, rug weaving, and more class options available.

The Skills of a Blacksmith: Volume I, Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing is an expanded collection of course text from the author's own blacksmith school. This book represents 120 hours of student learning in a project based home workshop environment. The author leads the student from the basic tenets of blacksmithing through to more complex projects step-by-step. An emphasis is placed on guiding the smith through making, heat treating and using his/her own tools throughout the…

The Skills of a Blacksmith: Volume I, Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing is an expanded collection of course text from the author's own blacksmith school. This book represents 120 hours of student learning in a project based home workshop environment. The author leads the student from the basic tenets of blacksmithing through to more complex projects step-by-step. An emphasis is placed on guiding the smith through making, heat treating and using his/her own tools throughout the…