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PATINA July 2023 Meeting (Blacksmith Demonstration by creative artist Drew Alexander)
July 16 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
The July 16 in-person CLUB meeting in McLean VA, will be SUNDAY JULY 16. We will use the upper lot only for tailgating. Please park in the lower lot if you are not planning to set up a table. Start time: 8:30 for tailgating, with a mini-auction to take place approximately 11am.
At the mini-auction before the guest presentation, we will feature more planes, including some Stanley planes, from the same consignee that we featured in May. These as well as tool chest contents from a Culpeper estate will be up for sale; look for some spirited bidding!
After the tailgating and mini-auction, The club will feature a presentation and demonstration by creative Artist/Blacksmith Drew Alexander.
Drew takes the lead in the metalworking side of the Alexander Brothers family handmade crafts and fine furnishing business.
Drawn to blacksmithing at age 13 when seeing a local blacksmith at a festival, Drew got his start apprenticing at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. For over twenty one years Drew has honed his craft through self-education, learning and leading in his local blacksmithing community, through books, networking with other artisan blacksmiths online, and being mentored by incredible craftsmen like Nol Putman.
He specializes in client led projects, and prefers large pieces that allow room for artistic creativity and customization. After years in the fine home building and construction industry, Drew stepped into blacksmithing fulltime in October 2021. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Shenandoah Valley Blacksmith Guild, is a member of the Society for Heritage Ironworkers, and a member of the Artist Blacksmithing Association of North America. His shop, located in Timberville, VA is open daily by appointment by calling 540.421.6763.