Friday, July 17, 2009

Blackmithing: Week 2 at Peter Valley

The Blacksmithing Studio at Peter's Valley, run by the fabulous Dick Sargent, who is if you didn't know, the man simply for tolerating girls in his studio and encouraging them to smash stuff.

Bill Brown the instructor for Into the Mystery, an introductory class in blacksmithing and sculpture.

Bill Showing us different methods using the power hammer.
Bill also encouraged much smashing.

I really love the power hammer.

My Forge, all lit and ready to go.
I am a master fire starter apparently.

Did I mention how much I loved the power hammer?

Me and my trusty left handed forge. (it's a joke, it's not really left handed)
There is nothing like the smell of burning coal in the morning.

My first sculptures. :)

A bracelet and twisted form of undetermined use.