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Loren Calleri

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I am a college student studying civil engineering. I started blacksmithing and took my first classes in blacksmithing at Shake Rag Alley six years ago. In addition to making many of my own forging tools, I produce work for sale and have taken on unique commissions such as producing early replica artists’ tools. I have given public demonstrations, taught classes, and am a member of the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. Most of all, I enjoy sharing my passion for blacksmithing with others. Some of my work can be seen at my Instagram site @driftlessmetalworks

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