Blacksmithing Mentor and Remarkable Human Being: Tom Staley

Tom Staley at his first Florida forge outside George Ferrara's workshop in MacIntosh Florida, mid '80s.

Tom Staley at the forge, mid 1980s, Macintosh Florida

Tom Staley got me started in blacksmithing. I met Tom shortly after moving to Gainesville. He saw that I played clawhammer style banjo and introduced me to the old time music scene. I saw that he had a beautiful Swedish anvil and got him to tell me stories about blacksmithing. . . . → Read More: Blacksmithing Mentor and Remarkable Human Being: Tom Staley

Studio Rally, progress report

Saturday was a quiet day, except for the campers heading down to Port George for the Country Music Jamboree. The gardens and the sheep are looking healthy and happy. We installed the new sculpture at the back of the rusty garden. It looks great waving in the wind.

rusty stag sculpture

It was a bit too hot for lighting . . . → Read More: Studio Rally, progress report