"Blacksmithing Clinic"
May 28 and 29, 2023

The Valley Arts Alliance assisted the Association of Alaskan Blacksmiths in presenting a steel making workshop using a brick hybrid tatara furnace at Arctic Fires Bronze, 15615 Outer Springer Loop in Palmer over the May 28 and 29 weekend.

Wayne Potratz is an artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who authors instructional videos and teaches classes. At Arctic Fires Bronze, Wayne demonstrated his techniques for creting steel from iron ore.