Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Elected to the ABANA Board!

I was notified this week that I was elected to serve on the board of ABANA, the Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America.  I am both excited and honored to serve along some amazing smiths and I can't wait to see what this new stage of the adventure will bring!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Colonial Cooking Trivet

I recently completed a nice colonial cooking trivet for some friends we met through Claude Moore and I was glad to see it turned out so well.

It was the first time I have made one of these, so I ended up making two because I didn't like the first one, but it was a great learning experience and also a tremendous opportunity to dig into the research on how these things were used.

After much thinking while I was making the piece and a couple long conversations with a couple of colonial period cooks at Williamsburg, I was very pleased to see this come to fruition.  Like I often say, one of the reasons I love blacksmithing so much is because of the "infinite learning curve".

Can't wait to see what I will learn next!  :-)