Windvanes and Ironwork for Your Garden

Instructor: Doug Wilson 2016 CAP Master

Supplies/Materials Fee: $50 Additional usage fees may apply at conclusion of workshop


Level: All levels

Participants will develop plans for a projects and be guided through​ basic hot-forging processes to create them. We will begin with sketching and planning your individual projects. This will be followed by leading you through basic hot forging processes. Project possibilities: Garden tools. A Windvane. Ornamental garden stakes. A post for your Bluebird house. Put on your thinking caps. Get out your sketchbook now and get busy…

Strutting Crow Windvane and Garden Utensils by Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson received his BFA from Michigan State University in 1973, and opened his studio on Little Deer Isle in 1981. His work has been included in numerous national exhibitions and publications, and he has been a demonstrator at national and international blacksmithing conferences including six National Conferences for the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA). Doug is the founder of the Colby College Blacksmithing Jan Plan Program and continues to teach at nationally renowned craft schools including the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Penland School of Crafts. In 2016, he was selected as a master artist for the Craft Apprentice Program, a seven month apprenticeship offered by the Maine Crafts Association in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission.