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Public Event Schedule 2017

January 2017 - Tentative year schedule
NEW courses, demonstration events for 2017,
2017 is shaping (potentially) to a 'Museums' year, many events reflect this.
For more details on the specific events, use the links provided.

(Note that most event links take you off the Wareham Forge series.)

Detailed Information on this year's courses at the Wareham Forge can be found HERE



2017 Year at a glance
This table shows all of the year's (potential!) activities and will quickly let you see everything on my schedule
Every attempt is made to keep information on the site accurate and current.

Note the change to regular monthly schedule for courses.
BASIC level on second weekend - SPECIAL courses on fourth weekend


Basics of Casting Metals
at the WAREHAM FORGE
February 25 & 26

This two day program will introduce the student to casting
PEWTER in SOAPSTONE and BRONZE in SAND.

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE


Interested students should contact me

Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

March 11 & 12

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

This winter program has room for TWO students only.
Only PROPANE equipment will be used.


Interested students should contact me


Forge a ZOMBIE KILLER
at the WAREHAM FORGE

March 25 & 26

Fun and Function!
Detailed Information on this course can be found HERE


Forward Into The Past

27th Annual Symposium
Saturday April 1

Bricker Academic Building, Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo Ontario

 

" Blow Me Down - Further Investigations of Human Powered Air "
(Tentative Title)


In 2016 two experiments undertaken to further explore the possibilities of human powered bellows providing air blast for pre-Medieval bloomery iron smelting furnaces. The first used multiple small bellows linked via a central air bladder. This experiment was undertaken at the SCA 50th Event in June. The result was at best a 'proof of concept', but revieled an interesting social dynamic. The second was at the ReARC conference in November, employing elements learned at the ARTifacts - Pruszkow Archaeological Festival in September.

This will be a longer version of the more formal paper preparation for delivery at the next ReARC / ExARC conference (tentatively Fall 2017).

bladder

For more information on the event go to the FITP web site


Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

April 7 - 8 - 9

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me

student

Practical FORGE WELDING
at the WAREHAM FORGE

April 22 & 23

Requires 'Basic' forging skills
This program limited to TWO students only

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me

International Congress on Medieval Studies
52nd Annual Symposium
May 11 - 14

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan


the Wareham Forge - Vendor's Marketplace

in conjuction with
Elfworks Studios


With a very successful showing at last year's ICMS, Kelly Probyn-Smith and I will be combining to mount a small presentation of works for sale in the Vendor's Marketplace again in 2015
I intend to offer:
- Early Medieval Pewter Castings - as Pendants, Mounts and Framed
- Ancient Votive Bronze Castings - as free standing Sculptures and Mounts
- Viking Game - as detailed HERE
- Small Hand Forged Replicas, primarily of Norse and Anglo-Saxon objects

Join us at Booth #50 (same as previous years!)
ICMS table
"Building the Middle Ages - On Tools and Tool Using"
A Pannel Session


Panelists: Constance Berman (AVISTA), Carla Tilghman (DISTAFF), Frank Klaassen (Societas Magica), Linda Ehrsam Voigts (MEDICA), Darrell Markewitz (DARC)

 

coin minting
Bronze Casting from the Dark Ages
A demonstration


In this open demonstration, Darrell Markewitz will illustrate the building and firing of a small clay built furnace, firing charcoal. Bronze will be heated and poured into prepared clay and green sand molds to create finished objects. A general discussion will be on going about Early Medieval (Post Roman) bronze casting equipment and methods.

 

bronze furnace
Casting an ICMS Pilgrim's Badge (A Workshop)

A hands-on workshop lead by Darrell Markewitz will allow attendees to learn the process of casting pewter tokens in a soapstone mould as was done in the Middle Ages. Adding a demonstration of techniques and technologies that have been understood or reproduced using Experimental Archaeological methods allows attendees of ICMS to enhance their appreciation of the underlying artifacts and technologies. This hands on session will allow attendees the opportunity to cast a pilgrim's badge they can take away for a cost of $5.
pewter
                      casting

For more information on the event go to the ICMS web site


Introduction to Iron Smelting
At 'Fruit of Our Labours 10'
Kitchener Ontario

May 20 & 21
Victoria Day weekend

Details Coming : Participation will be limited / materials fee

Interested students should contact me

Forge a ZOMBIE KILLER
at the WAREHAM FORGE

May 27 & 28

Fun and Function!
Detailed Information on this course can be found HERE


Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

  June 2 / 3 / 4


Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Still tentative!
DARC at Upper Canada
at Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg ON

June 10 to 12

Come out and visit this living history presentation by members of the Dark Ages Re-Creation Company as part of a larger Medieval Festival.
Information to come as details determined
I will demonstrating Norse blacksmithing.

Basic Bladesmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

June 24 & 25

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me

DARC to Vinland 2017

mid July / Parks Day 15 & 16 July
still tentative!

Plans are being formed to return the Dark Ages Re-Creation Company to L'Anse aux Meadows NHSC.

Stay tuned as details are determined!

As mounting a full scaled presentation may take as much as three weeks plus, courses for the month of July are not being scheduled at this time.
woodworking
                at Vinland

Summerfolk
Kelso Beach Park, Owen Sound


August 18 / / 19 / 20

still tentative

I hope to be returning to my traditional spot 'On the Beach'
Continuing in 2017 will be the third presentation in the EARTH / AIR / FIRE / WATER cycle, with functional and sculptural pieces inspired by FIRE.

For more information- go to the Summerfolk web site

Past Booth Presentation

Basic Bladesmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

August 26 & 27

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me
bladesmith

Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

September 8 / 9 /10

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me

Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

October 12 / 13 / 14

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me


Forging the Viking Age
at the WAREHAM FORGE

  October 28 & 29

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me

Introduction to Blacksmithing
at the WAREHAM FORGE

November 10 - 11 - 12

Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE


Interested students should contact me


Basics of Layered Steels
at the WAREHAM FORGE

November 25 & 26

Requires ability to forge weld and basic bladesmithing skills
This session limited to TWO students.
Detailed Information on / registration for this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me
layered


Introduction to Blacksmithing

at the WAREHAM FORGE

December 9 & 10
'No Kidding - Absolutely LAST Chance This Year'
Saturday & Sunday, working with gas forge only
This session limited to TWO students

Detailed Information on this course can be found HERE

Interested students should contact me


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