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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

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Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire

Get ready to cook over the campfire and learn the basics of blacksmithing by creating your own set of handmade iron cooking tools that you can pack in your trunk, portage in your pack or break out in the backyard.  Students will create tripods, adjustable chain hooks, and grates, as…
Thu, Sep 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Sep 19th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michael Jones
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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 beginners and intermediate blacksmiths to work alongside master blacksmith Michael Jones to design and build their own unique piece of ironwork. The course will start with a…
Thu, Oct 14th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Michael Jones

Past Courses Offered by Michael Jones

Decorative Ironwork: The Art of the Candle Holder

Introduction to the Forge