Carroll blacksmith enjoys making strong impression at festival
By By Kym Byrnes
Oct 09, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Among the 250 vendors displaying their jewelry, clothing, pottery and other crafts during the annual Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Timonium Fairgrounds will be one who makes a distinct impression, in sound as well as sight.
Carroll County blacksmith Nick Vincent will show off his metal working skills during the final day of the three-day event.
"It's that smoke and fire thing," said Vincent with a laugh. "Everybody loves to see the fire and is so impressed that I can hammer this thing and make it fun and ornamental. My wife says I thrive on that — people saying, 'ohhh'."
Vincent said he will be one of only a few metalworkers participating in the event.
But he will not be the only participant showing how his creations are made. There will also be live demonstrations of copper spinning, wheel thrown pottery and wood turning, according to a release from the festival.