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Sun, Nov 20


Howe Street Studios

Social | Let's Dress an Anvil

Join us as we unbox, assess and dress the metal shop's new anvil and get it work ready.

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Social | Let's Dress an Anvil
Social | Let's Dress an Anvil

Time & Location

Nov 20, 2022, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Howe Street Studios , 1265 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R3, Canada

About the event

Do you have an old anvil on your hands that you've been meaning to pretty up? Drop by for a demo led by local metalsmith Ingrid Valou on anvil dressing and mounting at the metal art studio at Malaspina's 1265 Howe Street site. This in-person social is a great opportunity to learn more about the metal arts stream of Malaspina’s Printermedia Artist Residency program, which VMAA is supporting through jurying, equipment acquisition, and collaborative programming.

What we'll be doing:

  • Assessing the anvil
  • Dress the stump (to iron bar or not to iron bar?)
  • Notes on safety when grinding and working with steel
  • Stripping the paint
  • Any additional modifications
  • Polish/finish anvil surface
  • Mount the anvil
  • Admire our handiwork

Join us if you are:

  • Curious about the process of dressing an anvil
  • Interested in participating in future cohorts of the Printermedia Artist Residency Program
  • Just want to join other metalsmiths for a day of casual shop talk 
  • Interested in getting involved with the Vancouver Metal Arts Association in any way

More details to come!


  • Donate to the Tool & Shop Fund

    This event is free to attend, but if you're interested in this kind of work, we'd be grateful for any donations to the tool or shop fund.

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