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Blacksmithing is often called a dieing art. Is it though? Are we letting it die?
At the numerous shows and demonstrations Gameco Artisan Supplies attends across Australia, we are always amazed by the amazing work being completed by Aussie Artisans.
Artist Blacksmiths, Tool Making Smiths and Bladesmiths, demonstrating their arts, attract so much interest at public events. Is it the sound of the hammer on anvil, beating its rhythm? The colour of the hot metal as it fluctuates between white hot and black? Perhaps it is the movement of the smith as he controls the hammer and the piece he is working in perfect unisen?
Blacksmithing in its simplest forms is an art not difficult to learn, but to master? One soon learns that blacksmithing is an art without boundaries. There is no limit to what can be sculpted, formed and manipulated by the skilled smith. There are endless techniques to mould, shape, cut and joint steel.
The creation of beautiful and function pieces of art, that will be handed down for generations as treasured possessions is the result.
Interested in learning more? Check out “Australian Blacksmiths, Bladesmiths and Knifemakers Network” on Facebook, and see the work of beginners through to advanced. You will be amazed by what is happening, possibly in your very neighborhood.
Gameco Artisan Supplies proudly supports all Australian blacksmithing associations.