If you aren’t already "hooked" on blacksmithing, you will be after viewing this display of unique forged hooks created by Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge in Manitoba, Canada! Jenkins proves there is no limit to the innovation and execution of making something as "simple" as a hook. Curated and produced by Cloverdale Forge and the Manitoba Craft Council, Manitoba, Canada and touring the USA by the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA).
Opening reception during Touchstone’s Open House on Saturday, June 3 from 11AM-4PM.
Galleries open to visitors May 1st through October 1st; Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm or by appointment.
Additional information: In 2016, Matt Jenkins of Cloverdale Forge in Manitoba, Canada challenged himself to design and forge a different hook for each day of the year. Being a leap year, Matt created a total of 366 hooks.
The forms and designs created in #366Hooks utilize a mixture of techniques and approaches — ranging from primary blacksmithing skills to inspirational details found in masters works. Setting a long-term goal, a daily time allotment, and using materials and tools on hand, Matt discovered seemingly endless inspiration for hooks, including the metal scrap bin.
About ABANA: Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America – is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and advancement of blacksmithing as both profession and a hobby.