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Forging on the River Prep with Christoph Friedrich

Forging on the River 2017 is right around the corner (like next week) and our shop is busy in full prep mode for a week of learning, forging and hanging out with internationally acclaimed artist blacksmith Chistoph Friedrich. Christoph has traveled to Memphis from Sennewald, Switzerland to lead the Forging on the River pre-conference workshop and general conference. Christoph's work mixes traditional blacksmithing techniques with contemporary design. During the pre-conference workshop Christoph will teach cold forging and riveting techniques that he incorporates into his own work. Stay tuned next week to see in-progress shots of Christoph's time and work here at the Museum and watch the 30+ blacksmiths traveling from across the country to be here learning from this talented artist.

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