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The Evolution of Iron by Clark Martinek

The Evolution of Iron by Clark Martinek will have a great display of not only new and modern sculptural pieces but will also take a very traditional look at blacksmithing. Including tools, ideas, and functional works as well. Please join us for the gallery showing at the Dakota Discovery Museum June 8th  -  August 31st . A reception will be held June 8th at 2pm with an artist talk at 2:15 and a short forging demo to follow. Clark will also be available at the Museum for Demontrations through out the summer. Most items will be for sale during the show.

Drex's first Art Opening

Our son is having his first art reception as a young artist this Saturday April 6th 2013 at 2pm at the Dakota Discovery Museum in Mitchell South Dakota. Please join us in the fun and see other young artist and their great works of art. For more info http://dakotadiscovery.com/  

Spring Has Sprung

Have you started your garden yet? In some areas of the world you can grow year round, In others your tiny seedlings are just breaking through the soil in indoor green houses, and yet others are ready to play outside in the dirt. No matter where your located or what your growing you should always mark your rows so you know whats what, so why not do it in style. Iron Garden markers are a great way to mark your rows.

Artist and Museum help properly display canoe

Daily Republic News story - The birch wood canoe at the Dakota Discovery Museum was currently being displayed on the floor. This was actually over time causing damage to the canoe. With a team effort between Clark and the museum director Lori they came up with a plan.... hanging it. Clark came up with three handforged extended hooks to " sling" the canoe from straps of leather Lori created. It is now safe and snug in its new home above the castings of Lewis and Clark at the museum. And with this style display the item is sure to last longer for future generations to enjoy.

Blacksmithing At Hansen Wheel and Wagon

Clark is now the full time blacksmith at Hansen Wheel and Wagon. This is a great opportunity and a great company to work for. He will continue to create new and exciting things as an artist Blacksmith in his own shop as well as continue to take on any projects his clients may need. Though this is a giant task to run your own shop and work as a full time smith , any blacksmith would be proud to say they are employed doing what they love to do and thats stand next to a fire and hit hot iron.

Clark Selected for AABA November 17th Demonstrator

 

Apache Junction Demo
November 17

Clark Martinek

Location: John Silvestre's

Gates open 8am.  Demo starts at 9am

Registration: $10 for members, $15 for non-members

Dakota Discovery Museum

Our Family has been working with the Dakota Discovery Museum in hopes of bringing traditional blacksmithing back to the community. And are proud to attend the Dakota Discovery Museum volunteer recognition dinner on sunday. If you know of any one that would like to volunteer at the Museum please contact us we'll hook you up with them.

clarktheblacksmith@hotmail.com

theblacksmithsbutterfly@hotmail.com

 

New Website

Great news! This new website is coming together nicely please visit often to see the progress!