Volume 33 number 3 of Metalsmith magazine just arrived in my mailbox. It contains an article I wrote on the history of women blacksmiths in America, "Forging On." I am grateful to the following people for their help with the project:
Maria Cristalli, Maegan Crowley, Lisa Elias, Roberta Elliot, April Franklin, Mindy Gardner, Lisa Geersten, Alice James, Shawn Lovell, Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Rachel Miller, Darryl Nelson, Lorelei Sims, Dorothy Stiegler, Marsha Trattner, Jill Turman, Andrea Lisch of the Northwest Blacksmithing Association, JoAnn Bentley at ABANA, and Stacy Cantrell for her image research.
I am pleased to announce that a technical article I wrote for the Society of North American Goldsmiths has been published to their website: http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/2013/01/technical-article/
The article summarizes the research I undertook to develop a large-scale, torch-fired enameling kiln. You will need to be a member to view it in its entirety, but I have made an excerpt available on my writing page. Thanks are due to Melissa Grady and Jeff McClung for their help with the research. Construction materials for Kilns 1-3 and all of the consumable materials were provided through the generous support of a University of North Texas Small Grant and the Studio Department of our College of Visual Arts and Design.