Weekend of June 22nd & 23rd


A private metalsmiths’ gathering we are hosting in Brasstown.

Members of the Sandbox Metal Artists email list and invited guests welcome!


Our locations:

home: 152 Holland Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902

phone: 828-835-7313   

External Google Map Link to the house


shop: 18 Waldroup Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902

phone: 828-837-1130

External Google Map Link to the shop

(it’s about 2 miles between our house and shop)


Lynda’s cell: 828-360-6408

Elmer’s cell: 828-360-6021





We are in the pointy end of Western NC, exactly in between Asheville NC (I40) & Chattanooga TN (I75) - 100miles or 2hrs each way. If travelling on I-75 Brasstown is about 1.5hrs off I-75 to the east, exiting at Junc.20, Cleveland, TN, north of Chattanooga.



We are in the middle of a 4-airport diamond:

North: Knoxville (TYS) 100 miles

South: Atlanta (ATL) 135 miles

East:    Asheville (AVL) 110 miles

West: Chattanooga (CHA) 100 miles




I have found Atlanta to be the best served airport to fly in and out of - its about 2-1/2 hr drive compared to 2hrs from Chattanooga but you are more likely to find a direct flight so it makes up for it.


Equal second are Chattanooga or Asheville. Knoxville is less of a straight shot to Brasstown.


There is also the Greenville SC (GSP) airport 140 miles south-east but that is a less straightforward road journey up to us.


If it works out that a few folks are coming in to one aiport on the same day I can do a pick up.



As previous years we will base it around a weekend, this year the weekend of June 22nd & 23rd with a couple of days either side to accommodate travel so will be approximately a Thurs-Mon event. Please let us know before the ‘dig when you are likely to arrive.



Our shop is set up for two blacksmiths - we have a 35'x80' shop with 2 coal/charcoal forges, 2 gas forges, 2 power hammers, 3 anvils, fly press, 2 drill presses, mig/tig welder, arc welder, 6x10 steel layout table and the usual collection of hand tools.  I also have a separate jewelry space




Our house and shop are about 2miles apart so unless its a real small group of folks we will do breakfast and dinner at our house and lunch at the shop. 






Anyone who wants to tent camp or bring a trailer will be in our yard, - we have 1/2 acre of level ground round the house. There is not much level ground around the shop outside of parking hence the house/shop split.



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There is one of these


Link to booking page

And one of these

and all these 3 places very close to each other - Days Inn, Waffle King & ABC store :-)


Days Inn info Link




There is also a Hampton Inn & a Best Western




There are rental cabins in the area and also hotels in Murphy about 7 miles away.  (Google search ‘Brasstown, NC lodging’) I'm afraid I can't personally vouch for any of them.


The Gray Wolf Mountain Inn is a B&B, not a cabin, it is just round the corner from our house.



There is also Trout Cove cabins:

B.R. McCall, Manager

1629 Trout Cove Road

Brasstown, North Carolina 28902

Toll Free 888-389-3584

I cannot get their website up but they are well established and known in the area. Its 5or6 miles from our house or the shop.



We look forward to seeing you all here in Brasstown, Yay!


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