blacksmith showcase

For the first time this year, we have created a working blacksmiths’ shop in conjunction with the Tasmanian Artists Blacksmiths Association.

Four of Tasmania’s best working artist blacksmiths – Simon Pankhurst, Pete Mattila, Ben Beames and Nick Attfield – will take patrons on a journey through time into the life of a blacksmith shop today, 50 years ago, 200 years ago..

They will be joined by another Tasmanian, Richard Martin, and interstate working artist blacksmiths Bruce Pringle (formerly from Tasmania) and Bruce Beamish to put on a true spectacle showcasing their craft.

Throughout the Craft Fair, they will be building a piece commissioned by the Rotary Club of Deloraine on behalf of the Tasmanian Craft Fair – a park bench that once completed will be permanently sited within the community.

See these amazing artists in action at the Showgrounds at Venue 7.

Tasmania’s best working artist blacksmiths in action

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image1 - the light show from a hit
image2 - moulding metal into shape
image3 - the might of a blacksmith's hammer


logos for the craft fair