Known World Metal and Glass Symposium

This fall, the Canton of Blachemere and the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Northshield are hosting a Known World event for Metal and Glass Working on Labor Day weekend, September 3-7, 2015. We chose that weekend because it is a holiday in both the US and Canada.

We will hold hands-on classes on as many different kinds of metal and glass as we can find teachers for, including blacksmithing, silversmithing, bladesmithing, casting a variety of different metals, jewelry, coining, metal inlay, armoring, enameling, lampwork, stained glass, and glassblowing if we can find a way to do it without a studio. These are classes we already have tentative teacher commitment for (except glassblowing).

We invite the people from everywhere to come teach and learn with us. We welcome any guild meetings that are relevant to metal or glass.

The event will be open Thursday to Monday. Mistress Aramanthra the Vicious and her household will be doing food.

If you are interested in teaching, please email Constanza de Sevilla at with the following:
• Your modern and SCA name and contact information (please include a phone number and email),
• Class Name
• Class Description
• Class Length
• Electricity and Water Needs (we cannot guarantee access to electricity or running water)
• Age Limit and if participants can be under the age limit with adult supervision
• Class Size Limit
• Recommended Clothing and Safety Equipment
• Class Fees
• If students should bring their own tools
• Any other important information regarding your class

Class sessions are 55 minutes long with a five minute break, and can last for more than one session. If you are can or are bringing a shade fly or other structure for your workspace, please include the size and space for ropes.

We are looking for classes in the following categories and more:

Glass: Stained Glass, Bead Making/Lampwork, Cloisonne/Enameling

Metal: Engraving, Casting, Blacksmithing, Knife Making, Armoring, Repousse & Chasing, Jewelry Making, Smelting, Coining, and Chain Mail

Pottery: Throwing, Glazes and Firing