Please welcome our newest members…
Eric M Ericson
Winchester, VA. USA
I am only a silversmith by hobby. I am a woodworker mostly. I am
known locally as a woodcarver and furniture maker. I have done
blacksmith work also for the last 15 years or so. I took it up when
my children were small as a way to obtain the carving tools that I
needed, but someone asked for hinges and it took off from there. I
learned the casting of brass to fabricate the hardware missing from
antique furniture, but now people come to me for custom work.
I find that there is a similarity in the working of different
metals. the methods for casting and soldering brass may be used with
silver, as can the techniques for hammering iron. While I am no
expert in the working of precious metal, I am good at solving
problems and innovative with technique.
Lina Varna Varneliene
Enniscorthy, Wexford. Ireland
I am goldsmith, designer/maker. All my pieces are designed and hand
forged by myself, in rural Ireland.
Keizer, OR. USA
Looking forward to learning more about bench work best practices.