Brookfield Special Projects
New Blacksmithing Shed Planned
For years we have had our eyes on the lovely, secluded clearing at the end
of the drive above the clay and wood studios as the ideal location for a
permanent forge. In the Spring this dream will begin to become a reality as
a special team of volunteer timber framing students construct an authentic
post and beam structure on that site. This small shed will serve as our
storage space for materials and tools and will be used for workshops by our
blacksmithing faculty many of whom come from across the country to teach
their craft. The project is made possible by a generous donation from former
Board of Trustees President, Carol Pascal Donahue. With the promise of this
new facility we are now sending out a call to friends and supporters to
donate smithing tools and equipment to be used in the new "BCC Forge". We
need anvils, forges, blowers, tongs, hammers and any of the myriad tools
traditionally used in forging hot iron. If you find "Grandpa's anvil"
sitting in the back of the garage, here's an opportunity to "let it sing
again" for a new generation of smiths.
If you have tools or equipment to donate call Jeffrey Havill at the Center
203-775-4526 extension 105. Jeff will be happy to work with you on
evaluation and delivery. An exciting artist rendering of the completed
blacksmithing shed was created for us by Russell Childs.
Call 203-775-4526 for more information.