M. Craig Campbell
Blacksmithing is his third career: heavy equipment operator, office worker, and now, artistic blacksmithing. He took up the hammer twenty years ago as an escape from the chains of desk work and it slowly overtook all else. Campbell enjoys the challenge of one-of-a-kind pieces and exploring a theme via a sculpture series. The most fascinating aspects of blacksmithing are the warm and wonderful people he meets and the endless learning potential. It has allowed him to meet people locally and from far that have enriched his work and life. Blacksmiths worldwide are a friendly lot and Campbell's craft has led him around North America and across oceans to visit, work with and learn from others.