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Karl Schmidt

Estelline, SD
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Karl Schmidt

Karl owns Dakota Tinworks and has been a working historical tinsmith for five years. He makes modern decorative pieces but specializes in 19th century reproductions. He trained with tinsmith Loren Miller at the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer in Grand Island, Nebraska, and with master tinsmith William McMillen at Historic Eastfield Village near Albany, New York. He uses primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith tools in his workshop, drawing on historical tinware examples for inspiration.


Past Courses Offered by Karl Schmidt

Beginning Tinsmithing