EDWARD STOREY Artist / Blacksmith www.edwardstoreyart.com

Mr. Storey learned blacksmithing through a work study program the State of Virginia offerred it's high school Jr's and seniors. With the administrative help of Terry Osbourne, a very creative and effective agriculture teacher, who designed an IEP ( Individual Education Plan ) and sold it to the Culpeper County School Board so that Mr. Storey could tahe advantage of this program and teach himself blacksmithing.This experience, a few Saturday lessons with professional smith Nol Putnam - White Oak Forge  The Plains, VA. and in working with his sculpture professor Berthold Schmutzhart at the Corcoran School of Art Washington, DC give Mr. Storey a solid self reliant education as a blacksmith and teacher.Today Mr. Storey focuses on honing fundamental blacksmithing skills and teaching kids ( K-12 ) hands on through youth arts festivals and specialty public school events. His forge, Free Wind Forge operates in Greenville, NC.


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