Nicholas Downing of Downing Arts
Nicholas Downing has been forging iron for 20 years. He first tried blacksmithing in a middle school I.A. class and he has been a student of ironwork ever since. He’s taught courses at the New England School of Metalwork, Snow Farm, Adirondack Folk School, and the Maine College of Art, among others. Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he studied Sculpture and Art History. He has also studied at the Landis Valley Museum, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Maine College of Art, and the New England School of Metalwork. He is a full time blacksmith, who teaches and demonstrates around the country, and enjoys the outdoors with his partner, Jennifer.