Nov 26, 2018
This week I’ve got Michael Budd back on the show, he’s a very
talented artist blacksmith from Sligo Ireland. We talk about his
trip to Tomsk Russia this past summer, where he was invited to
demonstrate at a festival called “The Festival of the Ax”.
What We Talked About
- He attended a festival, the Festival of the Ax, as a
demonstrator in Tomsk Russia, so he tells us about the festival and
how he got invited. There were artists from over 100 different
countries and 15 blacksmiths
- We really go deep into introducing the craft of blacksmithing
to college students and how the use of past publications could be
more available in college libraries.
- We touch on the “crowdfunding” idea for blacksmith
- We talk about how hard it is to be an artist and to make
a living at the same time.