Team Forging Demonstration
Jake will be gathering 12 of the USA's finest young and not so young, contemporary smiths to produce a large sculptural work over the duration of the event. This team is going to rock your world!
The 12: Timothy Dale, Patrick Quinn, Matthew Christiano, Mackenzie Martin, Kyle Martin, Haely Woodward, Dennis Dusek, Daniel Widollf, Brett Moten, Ann Klicka, Andy Dohner, and Aaron Bushey
Jake James has over 15 years of blacksmithing experience, including classical training at Hereford College in England, an apprenticeship with master blacksmith Richard Bent, Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, and journeyman’s travels from Sri Lanka to the United States. He’s been running his own shop on Vancouver Island for 10 years producing commissioned work ranging from intricate sculpture, public art to large-scale architectural work.
Jake has built his shop and his work ethos around the ideal that the hearth and anvil are the very heart of everything he does. Each project is designed to showcase the elegant and expressive nature of hot forged steel.
Below is some of his past work.