Forge and Forum

9:30 – 4:30pm

The Manitoba Craft Council is partnering with Cloverdale Forge to bring you the second annual Forge and Forum 2017 on June 3, 2017.

Forge and Forum provides information and tips that blacksmiths at any stage of learning can use to improve their skills.

Early Bird tickets on sale for $60.
On May 20th the price increases to $75
Buy your tickets HERE!

The registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Event Schedule:

  • 9:00 – 9:30     Participant check-in
  • 9:30 – 12:00   Demonstration
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 5:00     Demonstration
  • 5:00 – 5:30     Announcements and Goodbyes

Email if you have any additional questions about the event.

This year’s demonstrator is Mark Pearce of Mystic Forge.
Mark Pearce started his blacksmithing career in 1983, he attended Hereford Technical College for general smithing and then went on to Salisbury COSIRA College for wrought iron.
Most of Marks work back in England was restoration blacksmithing on church gates, cathedral railings, etc., including restoration of the entrance gates of the Sandringham Estate for the Royal family.
In 1997 Mark set up his blacksmith shop in Calgary and has been forging custom railings, gates, and furniture ever since.