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John Huffstutter

Blackksmith, self in Chewelah

The Blacksmith

PRESENTED ON SEP 26, 2018
IN CHEWELAH @ VOL 3

John Huffstutter presents blacksmithing history and some of his amazing works.

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Old Into New

BY DAVEJ FRIESEN
@ VOL 17 ON JUL 20, 2013

Dave Friesen wants to create "future antiques." He takes us on a step-by-step journey on how he breathes new life into discarded materials by creating new and useful works of art. He lets us deeper into his creative process by showing us before and after images of his work.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 23, 2013.

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Metal Works

BY SUSAN THORNTON
@ VOL 17 ON NOV 06, 2015

Molding working making metals

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7th Blacksmith

BY YUUTO HIROSE
@ VOL 31 ON AUG 18, 2017

Yuuto Hirose carry on his family business of blacksmith for next.

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The path of a knife maker

BY JOHN PHILLIPS
@ VOL 26 ON FEB 08, 2018

An autobiographical look at what led John Phillips to hone his craft as a knife maker, and the future that lies ahead.

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Art From the Core of Earth

BY JEFFREY FUNK
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 19, 2018

Humans have been forging tools and art from metals for nearly all of recorded history. Jeffrey Funk has also been working his trade for at least a couple of those decades and has a philosophical approach to the craft of blacksmithing in the modern world. Funk derives inspiration from the sheer power of raw earth and the ability to use heat, pressure and patience to create his work. 

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Community Over Competition

BY DEREK WHITE
@ VOL 27 ON MAY 10, 2018

Derek White of Bird on the Wire Studios believes all of us have a responsibility to support the makers movement, contribute to maker culture, put forth an ethos of community above competition, and commit to patronage with purpose.  Bird on the Wire Studios is committed to nourishing the budding maker community that makes Knoxville such a wonderful place to live.

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Stories in Metal

BY STEFANIE DUECK
@ VOL 47 ON NOV 29, 2018

Stefanie Dueck presentation is about the unique histories behind handmade objects. She discusses her background, the stories behind some specific pieces, and how the story of her work develops as it's passed on to others.

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Between the Rivers Gathering

BY PATRICK FARNEMAN
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 13, 2019

Patrick Farneman says in his presentation..."Between the Rivers Gathering is like a maker space campout where participants learn ancestral skills such as hide tanning, blacksmithing, weaving, firemaking and other amazing activities."

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From Iron and Heat

BY DAVID SECREST
@ VOL 7 ON APR 05, 2019

Making art from iron can be a hot, tiring and gritty task, but you would never know it when you see the work of David Secrest. Spanning a career of several decades, Secrest has created a body of work which shows his aptitude for observation, interpretation and a unique gift of craftsmanship. He shows us the tremendous amount of thought, patience and skill it takes to create an elegant piece of art made out of heated, hammered and bent metal.