On the blog

  • Swords have been a lifelong obsession for Patrick Hastings. He made his first sword out of wood when he was a young boy growing up in a small California town. He made his first steel sword at the age of thirteen. Patrick indulged his passion in high school, where he was able to attend two […]
  • Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.” Don’t tell that to Pat Flynn. He is all about the meticulous pursuit of exactitude. He admits his workshops can be a bit demanding, but he’s seen plenty of students come away from his classes with a new level of pride and confidence […]
  • A handful of jewelry enthusiasts recently gathered in downtown Boston to learn about jewelry, both of the timeless variety and the cutting-edge new. It was the first of such “Outings” organized by Metalwerx, in which students, faculty, Studiomates and others will visit local jewelry galleries or metalsmithing venues. Our first stop that blustery April day […]

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