I was recently featured in the Sunday edition of The Oxford Eagle, a local newspaper. You can read the article here. It’s a great piece on me and what I do, check it out!
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I’m excited about the new website. It’s still a work a progress and you’ll see some changes as I refine and tweak it. There’s now an embedded shop listing, a calendar of upcoming shows, and a contact form where you can register for my mailing list. More to come!
I’ve been active on Facebook but I haven’t kept the blog as up-to-date as I’d like. I’ll be working on that more in the coming weeks. I also wanted to share links to the other social media I’m using. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sweetgumforge Twitter: http://twitter.com/sweetgumforge Tumblr: http://sweetgumforge.tumblr.com Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/sweetgumforge Instagram: http://instagram.com/sweetgumforge If you only want to follow one, Facebook is your best bet, but I will be increasing my twitter traffic soon as well. Stay tuned for more news!
I have added a calendar app to the Sweetgum Forge Facebook page, I’ll be keeping it updated with shows I’m attending. Check it out!
I’ve been playing with metal for several years, from heating up horseshoe nails with a propane torch and hammering out small knives as a kid to a smattering of jewelry work. I’ve been playing with wood, from boxes to small pieces of furniture. The two interests converged when I began reading more of Robin Wood’s blog and decided to try green wood turning, specifically bowl turning. There’s few commercial makers of bowl turning hooks, traditionally turners forged their on. So I took a blacksmithing class and, well, I still haven’t gotten around to building a lathe but I’ve built a forge!
I’m working on some pieces for my etsy shop and for myself. I enjoy organic shapes and traditional technique – I’m not opposed to oxy-acetylene welding but it’s not the first tool I reach for.
I’ll be updating the blog as I produce more and as I learn new techniques. Keep an eye out for photos coming soon!