Episode #123 – Michael Budd

This week I’ve got Michael Budd back on the show, he’s a very talented artist blacksmith from Sligo Ireland. We talk about his trip to Tomsk Russia this past summer, where he was invited to demonstrate at a festival called “The Festival of the Ax”.


What We Talked About

  • He attended a festival, the Festival of the Ax, as a demonstrator in Tomsk Russia, so he tells us about the festival and how he got invited. There were artists from over 100 different countries and 15 blacksmiths
  • We really go deep into introducing the craft of blacksmithing to college students and how the use of past publications could be more available in college libraries.
  • We touch on the “crowdfunding” idea for blacksmith conferences
  •  We talk about how hard it is to be an artist and to make a living at the same time.

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