Seth Pauley

Red Pig Garden Tools

Red Pig Garden Tools


Seth Pauley is an artisan toolmaker, writer, and student of history, as well as a blacksmith, dedicated father to two young daughters, and husband to an art conservator. As the current owner and primary artisan at Red Pig Garden Tools, an artisan and custom garden tool maker based in Portland, Oregon, Pauley’s interest in history and in learning obscure crafts from artisan practitioners has led him to seek out and find mentors (including Bob Denman, a tool expert and former owner of Red Pig Garden Tools).

Seth will be speaking at the Oregon Fairs


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The History of Garden Tools and How to Get the Most Work from Them

The story of garden tools is the story of civilization. Although the implements have evolved from sticks and stones to bone and wood to a wide range of modern plastics and metals, the work we do with them hasn't changed much. Red Pig Garden Tools' Seth Pauley talks about the history of these objects and how that history informs what tools we use today. He also covers how to choose the right tool for the job, provides tips for digging and weeding more efficiently, and answer questions.

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage