2018 Guest Metalsmith and Judge
Nicholas Downing

Nicholas Downing has been forging iron for over half of his life, first in a middle school industrial arts class and accumulating equipment and knowledge ever since.

A graduate of the University of Southern Maine where he studied Sculpture and Art History, Nicholas has attended classes at the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine, the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine, and the New England School of Metalwork in Auburn, Maine.

Nicholas works as a studio technician, jeweler and blacksmith, demonstrating and teaching in and around New England.