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New Year, New Approach…

I have been operating my studio for 3 years now and have learned much, suffered much and been to the brink of despair more often than I care to think about. Ah, the exciting and glamorous life of the artist blacksmith.

Non, je ne regrette rien!

Going into the new year, and bracing for the winter of our COVID discontent, I am looking forward to the better times ahead.

I am launching my pursuit of Level 3 certification on the California Blacksmith Association’s curriculum, which has recently been adopted by ABANA as a National standard. To get there I have a lot of work ahead of me, and some logistical challenges of getting my work approved for level 1 and 2 during COVID.

I am opening my studio space to any person who is interested in pursuing their Level 1 certification. Using a drop-in and pay-as-you-go approach I am happy help aspiring artists achieve mastery of the basic blacksmith skills.