Date: May 25, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Adam’s Forge

Guest Speakers: Anne Bujold and Jeannie Tomlinson Saltmarsh

Not just for metal-heads!

Come join us at Adam’s Forge to hear from two exciting artists speak about their work, organizations and collaborations. Learn about career options and opportunities you may not have thought about.

Jeannie Tomlinson Saltmarsh presents the National Ornamental Metal Museum from the perspective of its makers. The on-site blacksmithing, foundry and repair studios are self-supporting through commissioned work. Every piece is custom designed for a range of public and private clients, and often sculptural. Taking us through a quick history of its humble beginnings to the current expansion, she will share information about their artist programs including apprenticeship and internships. The Metals Museum also offers a range of classes with resident and visiting artists, including master classes.

Anne Bujold combines blacksmithing and metalsmithing techniques with found materials, creating animal sculptures which explore the potential dissolution of boundaries and the richness of interstitial spaces. Working in a variety of methods, she engages craft processes and material meaning to ask questions about our place in the world. This includes investigations of the connections between gender, human/animal relationships, and our impending environmental catastrophe. Catalyzing her interests in art and social change, she is a founding member of the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths, who are working to create access through scholarships, grants, and mentorship for historically excluded makers in the blacksmithing sphere.