Month: May 2012

In Remembrance: Garret DeRuiter

Obituary written by Richard Mawdsley It is with great sadness we report the death of friend Garret DeRuiter, former SNAG board member and the first Editor of the SNAG Newsletter, after a three-year battle with bladder cancer. He fought this…

In Remembrance: William N. Frederick

William Frederick passed away on May 11, 2012. In 1946, Frederick began pursuing his BFA and MFA degrees in Art from The School of Art Institute of Chicago, where he subsequently taught for six years. He was a member of…

“Mitsuro-hikime: A Casting Wax”

Several years ago I became interested in jewelry pieces with a distinctive grooved design. At first glance they appear to be engraved or constructed of multiple wires, but on closer examination, they are cast. The grooves are actually achieved in the wax, not the metal. I set out to research waxes and develop a formula.

2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, J. Fred Woell

SNAG is proud to present the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to J. Fred Woell.

In Remembrance: Grant Sarver

Grant Sarver passed away on January 2, 2012 due to an aortic aneurism. He was a Founding Member of the NorthWest Blacksmith Association, past NWBA Board Member, and a very gracious supporter and contributor to their organization and the world of blacksmithing.

In Remembrance: Jan Peters

Jan Peters, a prominent figure in the American craft movement, passed away December 5, 2011 in Los Angeles after a twelve-year battle with cancer. She was 64.

In Remembrance: William Gasparrini

William Gasparrini passed away January 6, 2012. He was the owner of Post Road Iron Works in Greenwich, CT.

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