Blacksmithing: Setting My Visual Art Program on Fire!

It has been an exciting few weeks at school! Inspired by the artists of the METAL SHOW: Forged Poured and Welded, I have begun to introduce the art of Blacksmithing to my students!  With the purchase of a small gas forge, and the very lucky acquisition of a beautiful Fisher-Norris anvil, we are jumping in with both feet!  

 We began by making simple wall hooks. 

We began by making simple wall hooks. 

 We started experimenting by introducing a series of twists to the hot metal. 

We started experimenting by introducing a series of twists to the hot metal. 

 So far this has proven a thoroughly rewarding experience for us all!  

So far this has proven a thoroughly rewarding experience for us all!