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Blacksmith's Guild of the Potomac (BGoP)
Kirsten Skiles Kirsten Skiles demonstrated heavy relief in steel plate.

The steel sheet used is called "deep draw" and is used for press work. Generaly it is a specialy processed low carbon steel that has been annealed and pickled. Kirsten says she buys it by the 4'x 8' (1220mm x 2440mm) sheet as a minimum order.

Here Kirsten is warming the wax she uses to support the steel sheet. The process is basicaly repousse'

That's Jim in the backgound (red shirt) still trying to talk John Daniels out of that rifle!

Kirsten's Work Samples of Kirsten's work
Contest Flowers Contest Flowers

The Judge's Torment. . . Only three entries came close to meeting the rules. Then it was discovered that the rules had been published three different ways! The rules were tossed out and the flowers re-judged on their merits.

I think the cattails came in first. . . (help, ANYONE!)

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