Northwest Blacksmith Association

Jay Close – Colonial Williamsburg Blacksmith

Jay CloseJay Close will be coming to the Pacific Northwest for two big events.

Colonial Williamsburg Historical Blacksmithing Demonstrations at Fort Vancouver Washington

The National Park Service, the Fort Vancouver Historic Trades Guild and the Friends of Fort Vancouver will be hosting two days of historical blacksmithing demonstrations Saturday October 3, and Sunday October 4, 2015 in the fort blacksmith shop from 9 am to 4 pm each day.   Jay Close a master blacksmith trained at Colonial Williamsburg will lecture and demonstrate blacksmithing techniques used in the 1800s while fabricating tools and utensils that would have been used in the fort kitchen and garden. For almost 30 years the park and trades guild have hosted this type of training for fort blacksmith shop volunteers using Colonial Williamsburg trained blacksmiths. And each year, the training has been open to the public and other interested blacksmiths.

Here is a preview of the type of garden tools Jay will be demonstrating:

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Colonial Williamsburg Workshop at the NWBA Mentoring Center

Three Days
October 9 – 11, 2015
9AM – 4PM daily

Projects will be Colonial Hearth and kitchen ware.

Cost $350.00, inclusive of $150.00 deposit. $50.00 Class audit fee for people just wanting to audit the class per day.

Register and reserve your space today!

Contact Rashelle Hams for reservation, 360-901-1365

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