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Michael Jones

Mason, WI
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Michael, a professional blacksmith, began smithing in 1994. He spent three years as an apprentice and in 1997 opened his own shop on the Bayfield Peninsula. He has studied with numerous blacksmiths throughout the country in addition to learning European techniques. He specializes in traditional forging. Michael started teaching at North House in 1998 and is devoted to the philosophy of "See one, do one, teach one."

Current Courses Offered by Michael Jones

4 Days
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Decorative Ironwork Intensive

From fireplace tools to shelf brackets and kitchen racks, decorative ironwork can highlight any part of the Northern home. This course will enable beginner and intermediate blacksmiths to work alongside a master blacksmith to design and build their own unique piece of ironwork. The course will start with a general…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Jones
2 Days
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Decorative Ironwork: The Art of the Candle Holder

Decorative and functional ironwork has a long history throughout the North Country. Hinges, gates, fireplace tools, or even the humble candlestick: the most ordinary of objects becomes a striking work of art. In this class, students will create their own unique candle holder or sconce. The course will cover topics…
Sat, Jun 27th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 28th, 2020
Instructor: Michael Jones
1 Day
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Introduction to the Forge

This course is designed as an introduction to the methods and language of the blacksmith; whether you’ve experimented with a forge in your backyard or never built a fire before, this course is for you. Students will learn by demonstration, then try out the techniques for themselves. The course will…
Fri, Jun 26th, 2020
Instructor: Michael Jones