Category Archives: Events

Amherst Artists’ Open: The First

Last night, I hosted the first Amherst Artists’ Open. Although an experimental event, I’d say it went quite well. It was inspired by my friend Lee’s Illustrators’ Open in Portland, OR. The idea is to create a social gathering place … Continue reading

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Making Community with Iron

At the beginning of February I took part in the Ignite: Amherst event, giving a talk entitled “Making Community with Iron.” Here it is! Pass it on please Making Community with Iron, an inspirational talk for Ignite: Amherst, filmed by … Continue reading

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Black Jack Battleground design workshop

The workshop took place at Walt Hunt’s shop in Lawrence, Kansas. All told, there were probably about fifteen of us, including four youth from a program called Van Go, a guy from Texas, a guy from Winnipeg, Canada, and myself. … Continue reading

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Kansas

Boy howdy the adventures I’ve had in Kansas! The first time I drove through in a truck that spun out in an ice storm on the Colorado side of the border… on I-70. The second time was with a circus … Continue reading

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Black Jack Battle Gate

“Join us in Lawrence, KS, the weekend of Oct” 9-10 for a hands-on design workshop with Master Blacksmiths from Britain, Terrence Clark and Peter Parkinson. Under the guidance of these two experts, participants will design a decorative entrance gate for … Continue reading

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Art Show! Pleasant Street Industrious

A few of my pieces are in a show called Pleasant Street Industrious: Artworks Made in Eastworks and Paragon Arts and Industry. It’s a show of art from artists with studios on Pleasant Street in Easthampton, MA. The opening is … Continue reading

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Getting out of the shop

There’s something incredibly energizing about getting out of the shop and spending a weekend with a few score other blacksmiths. I mostly work by myself. I rent the workshop with Ben Westbrook of BMW Ironworks, but we have our own … Continue reading

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New England Blacksmiths’ Fall Meet

This past weekend I attended the New England Blacksmiths’ Fall Meet. It was really great! I got to watch Mark Aspery demonstrate for two days. I’ll post some of what he said at some later point — I took nearly … Continue reading

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