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Tudor Ironworks (Weatherbury Farm)

Monongahela

Tudor Ironworks (Weatherbury Farm)

Nigel Tudor

Location Details

PHONE: 724-587-3763
ADDRESS: 1061 Sugar Run Rd.
Avella, PA 15312
HOURS: Phone Ahead

Description

Visit a working forge and learn from a young metalsmith about an age-old trade! Using coke that he bakes in an old coal furnace once used on the railroads, artist–blacksmith Nigel Tudor creates ornamental ironwork for home and garden. Now in his 20s, Tudor got his start at age 13 when he attended a blacksmithing workshop at nearby Meadowcroft Village.

Tudor Ironworks is part of Weatherbury Farm, which offers family-oriented “farm vacations” and regular public programs. The shop includes both a forge for working hot metal and a tool room for cold shaping. The annual “hammer-in” hosted by the Ironworks draws metalsmiths from through-out the region.

Tudor’s pieces are available for sale at Weatherbury Farm or through the Ironworks web store. The web site includes a virtual metalwork museum that displays items from Tudor’s collection of wrought-iron objects dating back to ancient times.

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