The John C. Cambell Folk School: Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop

The much-anticipated Clay Spencer Blacksmith Shop opened on July 18, 2010! Named in honor of Clay Spencer, renowned blacksmith, teacher, and supporter of the Folk School, this shop is a wonder to behold. Handcrafted by volunteers and students from the Timber Framers Guild of North America, it is not only an inspiring place within which to study, but it also provides a safer and more comfortable workspace than before. It even has an air-conditioned classroom/resource library in which to take a break! A large instructor demo forge is the focal point of the shop, surrounded by 12 spacious forging stations. The studio features a generous supply of hand tools, power hammers, saws, shears, grinders, drills, welders, and other equipment and supplies for a full learning experience.