Madawaska Metal Works
Mike Desrochers
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Guests: Karen Istead Glass Artist
Reina Coulthart
Gnarly Burl Studios

2736 Quadeville Road (hwy 515)
10 min West of Foymount, 3 min East of Quadeville

My pieces are produced in the traditional methods of blacksmiths: by coal-fired forge and on the anvil under a hammer. The materials I use are primarily discarded iron and steels from abandoned farmsteads and antiquated industries of the upper Ottawa Valley. Whenever possible I allow most of my pieces to retain telltale signs of their origins. Each of my creations is 'one-of-a-kind' with a past and story of its own long before it found its way into my forge and under my hammer.

Come and feel the heat! I'll be forging small giveaway pieces hourly both days of the tour. It's a fantastic opportunity to gain insight and appreciation for this ancient art. 

Derek of Gnarly Burl Studio and I have collaborated on two art pieces so please visit us and enter our free draw for one of these at our studio. 

Note: Our farmstead studio & gallery are comfortable rain or shine with indoor viewing areas, washroom facilities, clean water and picnic tables. This year we'll be offering BBQ style lunch and refreshments for those interested (donation basis) so please come and enjoy the atmosphere at their leisure. More info on my website.  www.mikedesrochers.com

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Medieval Rooster  

First Robin of Spring  

Hunting Heron  

Carved Shovels  

Steak Flippers and Oyster Shuckers  

New Life for an Old Handsaw  

Carved Trenching Shovel  

Chef Knives  



Bottle and glasses holder  

Fire Poker  

Trebleclef Candle Sconce