Sunday, July 1, 2012


Three Pines Studio had a gallery opening for Otto Bacon, a local Ironsmith. John and I had a talk about metal and how it could be formed into different shapes, he was pretty sure that I was wrong and that there was no way to bend metals. Lucky for him, Otto brought his forge to the gallery and was doing demonstrations. John introduced himself politely and then Otto explained how the forge worked. He gave John a pair of safety glasses and then let him help bend iron! In the end, he gave John and piece that he twisted and bent himself, what an awesome learning experience!

Waiting for the fire to heat the iron
bending metal!!!

1 comment:

Janet said...

Fantastic! John is certainly a lucky to get an opportunity to work with an artist and to actually heat & bend his our metal.:)