Metalsmithing

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Metalsmithing is a craft that has been an integral part of human history for thousands of years.  It has supplied workshops, and homes with the everyday vessels and tools to fine silver.

In its most primitive form, blacksmithing involves heating a piece of metal and beating it into a shape with a tool.  However, as with many human interests, blacksmithing isn’t finite, but fractal.  Today’s blacksmiths have turned the rugged discipline into a true art form in every sense of the phrase.  Modern technology has drastically improved both the process and outcome through advanced tools and materials. Yet despite these many advancements centered on the craft, every single blacksmith still turns back to its foundation on a daily basis, the hammer and anvil.

Current Workshop Offerings

Silversmithing with Steve Smithers, July 20 – 22

Blacksmithing 101: Forging a Railroad Spike Knife with Keaton Goddard, September 8-9

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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