Fall Hammer-In September 24-26, 2021 Demonstrator Line-Up
Dick Sargent, a master Blacksmith, has demonstrated and taught workshops nationally throughout his career. He has been a professional blacksmith for 50 years and has owned and operated his own forge since 1973. His focus is on high-end architectural work and reproduction hardware. Starting at Old Sturbridge Village in 1971 he worked with Frank Grapes, and in 1974 partnered with Tony Millham who founded Star Forge in Newport, Rhode Island. For two years they produced a prodigious amount of reproduction hardware for period homes sponsored by the Newport Restoration Foundation. Dick then established his own shop in Vermont where he sold reproduction hardware through his own catalog. In the early 1990’s he also began producing forged elements for other shops. In the mid 90’s he became lead blacksmith for Roslyn Metal Craft in Sea Cliff, Long Island. Recently, Dick was the Blacksmithing Studio Department Head at Peters Valley School of Craft where he oversaw the studio and organized the blacksmithing educational program. He now is semi-retired and works in a small shop researching historic forged items and consulting for other smiths.
Dick's demo may include Layout tooling and methods Demonstration of special tooling for railings and it's use Shaping sheet metal for ladles and frying pans. A practical method for forging angled tenons on stair runs. General demos and discussion on a wide range of smithing topics in answer to questions