Thirty years ago today marks my first day working under Mr. Emmanuel A. Schrock in a former livery stable in Ohio’s Amish country and embarking into the world of traditional blacksmithing techniques. In the spring of 1992, I traveled to Amish country… Continue reading
Dave J Makes Knives for People Who Wish They Could Take Things Home From Museums Dave and his wife moved here from central Japan in 2011, wanting to live in a clean and natural small town setting with the mountains and the… Continue reading
Twenty-five years ago today marks my first day working under Mr. Emmanuel A. Schrock in a former livery stable in Ohio’s Amish country and embarking into the world of traditional blacksmithing. The front entrance to the Village Blacksmith Shop. Emmanuel A. Schrock,… Continue reading
See the finished Mikazuki Kotanto project: Mikazuki Kotanto
A two day collaborative invitational metalworking event hosted by Red Cod Forge in Nanoose Bay. We had the privilege of being on the demonstrator’s list for the first annual M.I.A (Metal artists In Action) event hosted by Dave Kasprick of Red Cod… Continue reading
Watch video clips of making, repairing, sharpening, and forging. More to come! vimeo.com/islandblacksmith and more recent content here: youtube.com/user/CrossedHeartForge
An exhibition of traditional Japanese arts and crafts held in Osaka Umeda, May 2013.
An interesting and informative article by David Morrison, published in the April issue of Eyes On BC magazine. Crossed Heart Forge: Let Hammer on Anvil Ring! By David Morrison for Eyes On BC Magazine April 2013, Vol.2 Issue 03 Article on page… Continue reading
Davej will be a guest presenter at PechaKucha Nishinomiya #16 on April 19, 2013.
At the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s downtown location, 150 Commercial Street. Featuring 25 artists from Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands. Friday December 14, 5-9 (Opening Reception, by invitation
An Outstanding Exhibition and Sale by Local Professional Artisans Visit the Village Christmas Arts Faire online at vcaf.artdesignlife.com.
We were invited as exclusive artists at the opening of the new bakery at Whiskey Creek Farm. Lori makes gluten free food from scratch. She also sells chicken, eggs, and vegetable from her garden. We were spoiled by her hospitality and her… Continue reading