Artisan Field Trip with Blacksmith Aislinn Lewis
As part of the Museum’s Artisan Field Trip series, featuring interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts, Aislinn Lewis joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss and demonstrate her work and use of historical techniques as a blacksmith, who forges iron, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Plus, don’t miss a special behind-the-scenes look of Lewis’ shop.
Lewis is a Journeyman Blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg’s Anderson Blacksmith Shop. Read more about Lewis and Colonial Williamsburg’s blacksmiths in a 2017 story from The House & Home Magazine.
Want to learn more about historic 18th-century artisan trades? Check out more of the Museum’s Artisan Field Trip interviews, including with joiner Brian McDonald and bookbinder Paul McClintock, as well as our Artisans and Makers Discovery Cart.