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Blacksmithing open house in Sharpsburg on Saturday


  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Dec. 06, 2018 - 10:56 PM

Hammered Heart Forge, an artisan blacksmithing studio, will host its second annual Blacksmithing Open House on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning the art and history of blacksmithing.

Michael Sebacher, a local blacksmith, will conduct demonstrations and and share information about the Artisans Heritage Guild, a local nonprofit that aims to promote and develop local artisans.

“I do this every year,” Sebacher said. “It’s for any questions about blacksmithing.”

Sebacher said participation is encouraged and there will be a small practice area where aspiring blacksmiths can learn the basics of the craft and “get used to the hammer strike.”

“I do get a presentation about the artisan’s guild. That’s about 30 minutes. It’s the only official thing other than the blacksmithing demos,” Sebacher said.

According to Sebacher, last year’s Blacksmithing Open House had approximately 60 people attend.

“People can come hang out and look at the work,” Sebacher said.

The Blacksmithing Open House will be held at 272 Lowell Drive in Sharpsburg.

For more information, contact Sebacher at mjsebacher@bellsouth.net