Cloverdale Forge: Forge & Forum, June 3

This June 3th Cloverdale Forge in partnership with the Manitoba Craft Council will be hosting the second annual Forge and Forum.

Forge and Forum provides information and tips that blacksmiths at any stage of learning can use to improve their skills. This year's demonstrator is Mark Pearce of Mystic Forge (

Mark Pearce started his blacksmithing career in 1983 serving as an apprentice under Rodney Cranwell. He attended Hereford Technical College for general smithing and then went on to Salisbury COSIRA College for wrought iron smiths. After a five-year stent in the Canadian Football League, Mark decided to retire from the game to return to the anvil. He set up his blacksmith shop in Calgary in 1997 and has been forging custom railings, gates, and furniture using traditional blacksmithing techniques ever since.

To learn more about Forge and Forum or to purchase a ticket for the event got to

Early registration is $60, after May 20th the price increases to $75. The registration fee includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Please email if you have any additional questions about the event.