Mark your calendars for a fun, free, educational event in the Brazos Valley on Saturday, Feb. 16. That’s the day that Steephollow Forgeworks in Bryan, Texas, will host its third annual Combo-Demo Day. Combo-Demo Day presents live blacksmithing demonstrations, an iron art display and auction, and metal working tool sale. Steephollow Forgeworks is a metal fabrication business that uses traditional blacksmithing methods in combination with emerging techniques and modern equipment.
Blacksmiths and metal workers from across the country will be able to observe emerging techniques and meet fellow metal workers. The public is invited to attend to learn about modern blacksmithing operations – and possibly go home with a beautiful iron art sculpture. Steephollow Forgeworks is an affiliate member of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley. Combo-Demo Day is free and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Steephollow shop.
On the two days immediately prior to Combo-Demo Day, blacksmiths at the Steephollow Forgeworks will hold hammer-making workshops. The hand hammer class on Feb. 14 costs $100, and the sledge hammer class on Feb. 15 costs $120. Student slots in the workshops are filling up fast, but Steephollow is maintaining waiting lists to accommodate as many people as possible. Find out more or reserve a space by contacting Steephollow Forgeworks, where you can leave the workshops with your own hardened, tempered, and handled hammer.
If you’re interested in blacksmithing, you will certainly enjoy attending Combo-Demo Day. And if you don’t think you’re interested, Combo-Demo Day might just change your mind.