The Cavalliere Blacksmith Shop at 3805 N. Brown Ave. in Old Town Scottsdale will be the host of live blacksmithing demonstrations featuring a third-generation Master Blacksmith, George Cavalliere lll.
Attendees will enter the blacksmith shop next to the forge that once provided double duty as a boxing ring. George will forge a component piece using historically accurate turn-of-the-century techniques that would have been used to fabricate gates, stair rails, or create an ornamental art piece. The demo will last approximately 15 minutes. Concurrently, Elizabeth, dressed in period costume will explain the history and evolution of blacksmithing, the different metals used and various methods of forging, from coal fire to artistic hammering and bending techniques. Elizabeth will also share the Cavalliere family history. Attendees will leave with a custom initialed keepsake with the Old Town logo.
The demonstrations will run every Saturday from 1-4 pm running on the hour and half hour from December 16 – March 31 with the kick-off demonstration previewing on Saturday, December 9th from 3-7 pm as part of Scottsdazzle’s Cowboy Christmas. Free to the public and no reservations are required.