Jun 1, 2015
Lynn Reierson is a hobby blacksmith in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada. Her forge, West Pennant Forge, is the culmination of
a 30-year dream that just started in 2011. Her interest is in
functional art pieces made out of steel, stainless steel and
What We Talked About
- Lynn was looking for an
artistic outlet in her life, so she asked a local blacksmith if she
could work for him for three weeks to learn a few things.
After those three weeks, she built her work shop and forge in
- She has equipped her
shop mainly with old tools, such as an antique hand-crank drill
press, an old roller from a nearby shipyard and her father’s 175 lb
Peter Wright anvil. Her forge is made from an old riveting
forge she acquired from her cousin.
- As far as learning the
basic blacksmithing techniques, Lynn is self-taught. But, she
has taken art courses at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design to
incorporate brass and copper into her pieces.
- Lynn is a member of the
Cape Breton Blacksmith Association, the Maritime Blacksmith
Association, and ABANA.
- CanIronX is coming up in July this summer and Lynn is
volunteering to help organize the event, she mentions the kids
program that will be available and directed by Lorelei Simms.
- Lynn is happy to talk
to anyone who is interested in attending CanIronX and can help them
with a list of Nova Scotia points of interest and itineraries.
Lynn’s website - http://westpennantforge.com/
A Big Thank You to today’s sponsor – Cape Breton Blacksmiths
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