Jan 31, 2017
It’s episode number 96 and I have Caitlin Morris from Frederick,
Maryland. Let me introduce her by reading her “about” web
page from her http://www.mscaitlinsschool.com/
“Ms. Caitlin hangs out with the misfits and scallywags.
She sings loudly and out of tune. She is partial to walks in
the rain. But the most important thing is this: Caitlin loves
The Vermont native runs Ms. Caitlin’s School of Blacksmithing in
Maryland, which is dedicated to sharing the craft with as many
unsuspecting people as possible. She also teaches at other
schools up and down the east coast.“
We had a great interview discussing her background and some
great info on scholarships, how she has secured a few and some tips
on how you can.
What We Talked About
- Caitlin teaches blacksmithing at her own business “Miss
Caitlin's School of Blacksmithing” and at other educational
institutions along the East coast of the US.
- Caitlin opened her school of blacksmithing in Frederick
Maryland in 2015.
- Her blacksmith background began at the John C Campbell Folk
School in 2009, her first class was taught by Matt Jenkins. She
took a week’s vacation off from her day job to travel to the school
for the week-long class.
- Soon after learning how to blacksmith Caitlin immediately
started sharing her experience and teaching the craft to her
friends. And so the journey of becoming a better teacher began
- Caitlin talks about the scholarships she has been granted to
help with the financial aspects of taking a week-long blacksmith
- Her scholarship advice is to apply to as many as you can
because this gives you the practice of writing about yourself and
why you deserve a scholarship. Your verbiage will become refined
through the process.
- One of her suggestions for metal sculpture inspiration is to
look at the yearly “Metal Design International” books, they feature
around 8 blacksmiths around the world.
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