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See a blacksmithing demo June 22 at CAC

MORGANTOWN — On June 22, WVU School of Art and Design alumnus Christopher Daniel will conduct blacksmithing demonstrations from 3-6 p.m. in the metal studio at the Creative Arts Center. Daniel will be joined in these demonstrations by Kristen Keiffer, Ben Hoffman and Broadus Thompson, all of whom are members of the Cincinnati Blacksmiths Guild. These demonstrations are free.

Daniel is a sculptor, blacksmith and steel fabricator who owns and runs Blue Hell Studio LLC, a blacksmithing and steel fabrication school in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also runs Smithhaven Studios LLC, which rents out studio space to artists and craftsmen. He is a founding member of the Cincinnati Blacksmiths Guild, and as the current president of the guild helps to foster local interest in blacksmithing through public hammer-ins and onsite demonstrations.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from WVU in 1994, he went on to receive his master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program in 1997. Blue Hell Studio was founded in 2002 as a steel fabrication shop and within two years Daniel began teaching metal fabrication classes in addition to creating commissioned work.

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