Friday, April 24, 2015

Friday in Focus: Spring Colors

1st Demo of the 2015 Season - the 15th Annual Fairfax Civil War Day is Tomorrow!

We'll be at Historic Blenheim tomorrow from 10-5 for the 15th Annual Fairfax Civil War Day.  We had a great time last year and are excited to return.   We'd love to see you, so please stop by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

All photos taken today at Huntley Meadows Park:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Labyrinth Workshop

Recently, I had the great pleasure of creating my own labyrinth with Kathryn Coneway of Art at the Center. What fun!  She's has another labyrinth-making workshop coming up, and you won't want to miss it...

First, I formed it out of red clay:

Then, glazed it a couple of weeks later: 

Thanks, Kathryn!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Remnants from Cutting Metal...Getting Ready for Demos

Getting ready for demo season means cutting long pieces of metal down into the smaller sizes for various projects. Jeff hired our son to cut the metal, hence all the hash marks near some of his tools!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday in Focus: Star Magnolia

Photographed at River Farm, the American Horticultural Society

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Rewarding Morning at Mt Vernon's Archaeology Lab

After a morning of washing prehistoric artifacts, we had a nice collection of preforms and points! (In addition, rocks are to the side...and flakes are to the front).

Monday, April 6, 2015

Switching Gears....More Blacksmithing!

It's that time of year again, when blacksmithing starts to dominate Black Forest ArtWorks.  Jeff was back in colonial garb the other day, headed off to an event!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday in Focus: Daffodil

Announcing Our 2015 Blacksmithing Demo Schedule!

It's going to be a fun season! 

April 25 - Fairfax Civil War Day at Historic Blenheim
10am - 5pm

May 2 - Bostwick House Festival
Time TBD

May 16-17 - Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair
11am - 430pm

May 23 - Chestertown Tea Party

June 13 - Darnall's Chance Colonial Market Fair

June 14 - Banneker Colonial Market Fair

June 21 - Private Demo at Mount Vernon Park Pool 

June 27 - Tombstone 1881 Demo at Old Bedford Village
9am - 5pm

July 17-18 Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair

August 22-23 - Manassas Civil War Demo at Liberia Plantation 
9am - 5pm

September 5-6 - Grand Tactique event at Old Bedford Village (tentative)
September 26 - Jefferson Patterson Park 1812 Fair and Reenactment

October 3-4 Brunswick Railroad Days

October 10 - Nanticoke River Jamboree at Handsell 

October 17 - Heritage Festival at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, VA

October 18 - Claude Moore Colonial Market Fair

October, date tbd - Metalurgy Day at St. Albans, Washington, DC