Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Holiday Treasures - Museum of Dufferin

Museum of Dufferin : Holiday Treasures Exhibit and Sale
December 1 - December 12

the work of 60 local artisan makers, 

this year including the Wareham Forge 

" 2020 marks the 16th year of the Holiday Treasures Arts and Crafts Sale! The warmth and beauty of the season is echoed throughout the Main Gallery of the MoD with beautiful displays of handmade treasures for sale. Find a gift for everyone on your list this holiday season! "

" Due to COVID-19, the MoD is implementing several new health and safety measures for this event:

    •    Shop a selection of items online at dufferinmuseum.shop (store opens December 1) with curb-side pick up, or local delivery to Shelburne, Orangeville, and Alliston!   
    •    Entry to the onsite show & sale will be by timed entry to promote physical distancing. Book your entry date and time online or by phone (https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/museum-of-dufferin-20042706681)
    ⁃    Masks are required when inside the facility
    ⁃    Each Visitor Pass admits up to FOUR people from the same family / ‘social bubble’
    ⁃    Passes timed for 15 minute separation

Museum of Dufferin

Airport Road at Highway 89

(just east of Shelburne)


Available Online from Holiday Treasures

Loom Light candle holder
Hand forged decorative candle holder, based on early Settlement Era 'pendant' candle holders. Includes a bright coloured candle. Each distinctive!
$ 25 ea
Viking Game
Modern interpretation of 'Kings Table', a 1000 year old 'move and capture' game suitable for two players, ages 8 and up.
$35 ea
Introduction to Blacksmithing - DVD
This three hour program contains a wealth of information, including what to look for in used tools, building a home shop, and demonstrations of a number of basic forming techniques.
$25 ea
Historic Bladesmithing - DVD
This two and three quarter hour program deals with the historic development of cutting edges and forging to heat treating of three different blades
$25 ea

Shopping in Person - Small gifts …

Cast Pewter Ornaments and Plaques
Each individually cast in hand cut soapstone holds
$17 and $25 ea

Tendril Hook - $17
Loom Light candle holder - $25
Dinner Triangle - $25
Fireplace Poker - $30
Each hand forged, with individual shaping and details

(seen above)

Viking Game - $35
as described above
(seen above)

Introduction to Blacksmithing DVD - $25
Historic Bladesmithing DVD - $25
‘Forged with Fire’ - perfect for the beginner to get them started on the right foot.

… to One of a Kind Objects

As part of Holiday Treasures find a collection of 10 larger forged objects created by the Wareham Forge :

Wall hanging, table mount and free standing

Glass Hangers
Ranging in scale and complexity, suitable for holding candles or cut flowers
Decorative Bowls
From the ‘Segmented’ and ‘Lines’ series, forged from heavy plate

all prices include required HST

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Samhain Iron Smelt

image by Kelly Probyn-Smith


Ore Total = 65 kg

Bloom Total = 15.9 kg

Yield = 24.5 %

Elapsed Time = 12 1/2 hours

Team = Neil Peterson / Bram Porter / Rey Cogswell / Richard Schwitzer (compaction)

Full report under preparation


February 15 - May 15, 2012 : Supported by a Crafts Projects - Creation and Development Grant

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