Smithing Workshops

This spring I attended three different four-day workshops on blacksmithing at the New England School of Metalworking in Auburn, Maine. The instructor, Dereck Glaser, assisted by Nick Rossi, were both excellent and the facility was fantastic and equipped with an amazing variety of tools – tongs, benders, punches, chisels and files of every imaginable configuration. Not only did I improve my skills and gain more confidence in my smithing, I was introduced to a generous and encouraging community of smiths all striving to better their craft.