Master blacksmith Caleb Nolen began learning blacksmithing at age 14, and for more than two decades has been a fixture at Heritage Forge. He continues to expand his skills, having recently studied under noted blacksmith Tsur Sadan, as well as at the renowned Gransfors Bruk Forge in Sweden (learning traditional axe making). Nolen crafts both tools and custom furniture and received recognition by his peers with the 2010 Texas Furniture Makers Best of Show award. Nolen lives near The Ploughshare campus with his wife, Rebekah (a cheesemaking instructor at the institute), and two sons.Caleb will be speaking at the Texas Fair.
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