The Northern Minnesota Metalsmith's Spring Conference
Our metalsmith conference is held the last full weekend of April.
This years conference is happening April 23rd and 24th with a potluck the evening of the 22nd for those who arrive to camp out for the conference.
This year our knife making demonstrator is JERRY HOBBS.
Bladesmith Jerry Hobbs, our NMM Vice President, has been a long time member of NMM and a demonstrator for the Fosston Area Metal Arts. He’s preformed blacksmithing demonstrations and classes at the Landmark Art Center in Henning, MN and has been a "fan favorite" headline demonstrator for the “Forged In Fosston" event for the last 5 years.
This year Jerry will be demonstrating the making of a Damascus billet and in turn he will forge a kitchen knife from that billet. Jerry believes that a knife maker should strive to improve and learn all they can to make the best knife possible. More from Jerry can be found on his Facebook page, Jerry Hobbs Blacksmithing.
Our blacksmith demonstrator this year is BRENDAN STEVENS.
He is a young blacksmith from Central Minnesota. His interest in blacksmithing began at the young age of seven. He has been working seriously to tame the craft since he was fourteen. He makes blacksmithing related tools like hammers, tongs, etc. as well as knives and architectural ironwork on occasion.
He works professionally as a welder. He has been teaching classes with the Minnesota Guild of Metalsmith’s since 2016 and has done demonstrations at the Wright County Fair, the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota Transportation Museum, and at various rendezvous as a historical re-enactor. You can view his work on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook at B.C.S. Blacksmith.
If you'd like to register to attend our conference this year, you can click HERE for our registration form. Just print it out and mail it in.
I hope to see you there.
CALL US: 218-686-9164