Category: Event

  • Railway Days at the Museum

    Railway Days at the Museum

    A yearly event around the theme of railways hosted by the Vancouver Island Garden Railway Club, The Oceanside Model Railroaders, and the E&N Division of the Canadian Railway Historical Association. Around four hundred people attended this year and enjoyed the many special exhibits on the grounds. The museum forge was open for viewing, though the […]

  • Forge Visit: Shibata Family

    Forge Visit: Shibata Family

    The museum forge had a visit from a unique and talented family this summer. The Shibata family makes artisan foods on Saltspring, and the two boys, aged 10 and 12 are highly self-motivated creative students of craft who are interested in learning about traditional knife and sword making. They traveled to the island and spent […]

  • Thirty Years After The Village Blacksmith

    Thirty Years After The Village Blacksmith

    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 in Ohio, USA, to learn from Mr. Emmanuel Schrock in the format of […]

  • Neighbours of Qualicum Beach Article

    Neighbours of Qualicum Beach Article

    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 sea nearby, while pursuing his craft. He says “I started metalwork and making […]

  • Museum Forge Interpretive Sign

    Museum Forge Interpretive Sign

    In support of the Artist in Residence project: freshly installed results of photos, text, and layout assistance for the new Parksville Museum forge signage. See more photos of the Inome tanto, how the fuigo works, and tour the museum forge.

  • A Tour of Mr. Schrock’s Workshop, c. 1992

    A Tour of Mr. Schrock’s Workshop, c. 1992

    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, Blacksmith. The forge and anvil on a typical workday. Looking towards the front […]

  • PKN16 Presentation: Before & After

    PKN16 Presentation: Before & After

    See the finished Mikazuki Kotanto project: Mikazuki Kotanto

  • Metal Artists In Action

    Metal Artists In Action

    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 Forge. Also on the list were Jay Holbrook, a mixed media sculptor of […]

  • Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition

    Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition

    An exhibition of traditional Japanese arts and crafts held in Osaka Umeda, May 2013.

  • Eyes On BC Magazine

    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 6, continued on page 10. View Full Size

  • PechaKucha Nishinomiya #16

    Davej will be a guest presenter at PechaKucha Nishinomiya #16 on April 19, 2013.

  • Drift Indie Art Market & Show

    Drift Indie Art Market & Show

    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

  • The Original Village Christmas Arts Faire in Qualicum Beach

    The Original Village Christmas Arts Faire in Qualicum Beach

    An Outstanding Exhibition and Sale by Local Professional Artisans Visit the Village Christmas Arts Faire online at vcaf.artdesignlife.com.

  • Island Blacksmith @ Whiskey Creek Farm

    Island Blacksmith @ Whiskey Creek Farm

    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 food while we were there. Thank you, Lori! whiskeycreek.ca

  • School Group Demo

    A demonstration for a group of homeschool students and families at the Craig Heritage Park and Museum.