Firehouse Ironworks Ltd., as home forge for the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association, held the 3rd annual open forge event called Forging Friendships on October 11th and 12th, as part of the Celtic Colours International Festival. Members of the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association demonstrated blacksmithing for over 110 visitors. We also offered opportunities for people to take a 45 minute introduction course.
The weekend was another tremendous success with a steady flow of visitors to the shop to learn about the craft. It was also wonderful to reconnect with returning friends from previous years. We look forward to hosting the event with the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association again next year to further promote the craft and meet more friends! Thank you to everyone who came and donated to the association during the event.