The Wandin Blacksmiths produce and sell fireside sets, candle holders, garden art, dinner bells and a variety of artwork. Over fifty members are headed up by Oskar Heucherig (Head Blacksmith) and Paul Cacioli (Senior Smith). Between them, Oskar and Paul have more than fifty year's blacksmithing experience. The Wandin Blacksmiths meet every Sunday at the reconstructed Blacksmith shop on the grounds of the beautiful Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead and Museum.
About my work
Between us, we produce a wide variety of work. Oskar's focused on more traditional work, including fireside sets, candlestick holders, candelabras, roses, etc. Paul's sculptures tend to be whimsical and modernistic. He makes lilies and other flowers, horses, and spinning objects. Besides sculpture, Paul enjoys working with Damascus steel and making decorative knives.
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Is there a link between gardening and your creative practice?
Our blacksmithing skills can make and repair garden tools. We also create the plants and flowers in steel.
What will you show and share on the day?
We'll have various items: fireside sets, candle holders, decorative knives, and sculptures of flora and fauna. We will also have some garden art.
What's in your veggie patch?
Our veggie patch grows all our herbs, salads, tomatoes, and all types of greens. We also have citrus and fruit trees.
A potato It's super sustaining, grows in tough terrain, and it's versatile. Fry, boil, bake it or add flour and butter, and you've got gnocchi.