Jon Hadden, Livingston Manor, NY
Jon Hadden has been forging for five years with a general focus on tools and hardware. He began teaching himself in his front yard. Jon took his first class here at Peters Valley School of Craft, before receiving additional instruction at the New England School of Metalwork. He returned to Peters Valley as the 2018 and 2019 blacksmith studio summer assistant. Jon finds beauty and most importantly; utility in this raw, elemental craft that takes seemingly inanimate materials and brings them to life through fire.