Blacksmithing

01/17/2013
Iron Hummingbird

In a way Yellow Cat was founded in a blacksmith shop in Oxford, Miss 40 years ago. HOMEPLACE, our first doc, was centered on Mr. Hall's forge. Smithing has been a part of our corporate gestalt ever since. This spring we’ll be working on a documentary in Mississippi that will include blacksmithing. So it was time to pick up a hammer again.

I had a wonderful workshop at the Pieh Tool Company in Camp Verde, Arizona with Gordon  Williams. He’s a great teacher and I learned a lot. Working with hammer and anvil brought back lots of memories.  I’m putting in a small forge to keep my hand in.