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News at/about/around Prospect Hill Forge

We have a brief mention in the Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise article about the 5th Annual Forge-In. Carl placed second in the Open (professional) division this year.

We're on YouTube. A friend shot this at the Charles River Museum of Industry's Innovations of Yesteryear Festival

We got a pleasant mention in the Boston Sunday Globe Travel section (page M3 in the paper edition).

New page: PHF at the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival. Pictures! Text! Animation! Woo-Hoo!

We just sent out an email to our roughly-monthy mailing list. If you didn't get it and you think you ought to have,

We sent a Bowl Holder off to theAmerican Association of Woodturners Symposium with Lynn Christiansen. If you're a turner, gallery owner, or otherwise interested in a plate or bowl holder


We got a little bit of media coverage on the front page of the local paper today. A fairly decent article with no important errors in it.

PHF and cafepress
We've started making PHF-branded clothing available through Right now it's just the hooded sweatshirt, a t-shirt, and a trucker's cap, but we will certainly extend the offerings as time allows and inspiration suggests. If there's something you'd like to inspire us to offer

Birthday Party and Open House
It's been a year (and a little) since we opened and that deserves a celebration.
Set aside the evening of Saturday May 17 and come visit.
Click for more info

Staff Gallery improvement
The Staff Gallery is easier to peruse, and some of the items now actually have prices on them. The Student Gallery will get a similar treatment sometime soon.

Class Descriptions improvement
It is now possible to peruse our class offerings easily, quickly, and succinctly. Alphabetically by name, by category, or by month. Just click 'Classes' in our new slim, trim menu.

Website improvement
Finally a bit of interactivity here. The comments page is now up and ready to take your input. This is a place to comment on a class, look for others to form up a specific class, and share smithing tips, tricks, and experiences.

Fitchburg Forge-In
The Forge-In went well. The weather was just about perfect and there was a good crowd of spectators. We needed more smiths. (Perhaps we can field a few from PHF next year.) It was interesting to work with a fairly well defined goal and a very defined time limit. With an audience. It was a little nervous-making, but it was fun. Check the
Products page for pictures of the Suffolk latch.

Erica, a major Fitchburg booster blogged about the Forge-in and the day in general, and was kind enough to send along a few pictures.

The Sentinal and Enterprise article was pretty good (click the link then scroll down or search for "forge-in").

The TELEGRAM & GAZETTE ran an article too.

Dick Koolish took a bunch of pictures, this is one: