Forging on the River at the Metal Museum
Join us for a weekend of exciting activities on the banks of the Mississippi River. Internationally recognized demonstrator and tool-maker, Brent Bailey will be on-hand for a slide lecture, blacksmithing demonstrations and a limited enrollment speciality workshop focusing on hand tools making items such as chisels, punches, drifts and more!
In addition to the chance to learn from a Master Blacksmith, Forging on the River provides metalsmiths and enthusiasts the opportunity to network with others who share their passion, exchange ideas and work collaboratively on projects while enjoying the Metal Museum exhibitions and grounds.
Other activities include: a series of four, not-to-be-missed, presentations Sunday, an open U-Forge area to practice and exchange skills, fun and entertaining contests, the creation of a “Friendship Chain” with conference attendees working together to create links, and a live and silent auction.
One integral part of the event is the auction Saturday night, April 6th. The auction features examples of some of the best fine metalwork in the country. We're excited to present such fine examples to a large audience that includes conference attendees as well as individuals and collectors from the Memphis area. The auction proceeds benefit Metal Museum programming, including Forging on the River. A ticketed dinner accompanies the auction (price is included in conference registration fees). Club Windward will provide Saturday's Game Dinner with quail over grits, honey soy salmon, potato souflle, sister rolls, and "too much chocolate cake" will be a part of . Click here for dinner tickets and to see auction items.