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Rust & Flame Blacksmith

Date: Nov 07 - Nov 17, 2019
Fairgrounds - 904-353-0535

Marvin Gardner has been blacksmithing for over 35 years, first as a hobby and later as a profession. Over the years he has enjoyed creating many blacksmith art pieces including an Eagle with an 18′ wing span as a memorial for 9/11 victims and a Memorial Cross with over 300 different leaves and flowers sculpted into it.

Through the years he had the opportunity to create many custom utilitarian pieces including stair railings, table bases, chandeliers etc. Recently, his wife and he have decided to redirect their focus to something they both really enjoy… Blacksmith Demonstrating.

What they enjoy most is the interaction with the audience and the young people who become their apprentices for about 10 minutes. During the demonstration, Marvin’s apprentice and he transform a tiny piece of quarter inch rod into a hand wrought miniature horseshoe. This horseshoe can be purchased as a key chain or necklace. Initials and or names can also be stamped into the handmade horseshoe. The look on their faces as they walk away with a “one of a kind” souvenir that they helped create is PRICELESS!

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