BLACKSMITH IN EVENT, MINTING COIN, CREATIVE METAL WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR VISITORS AND EXPECTED EVENY ACTIVITIES - TOURISTS, TRAVELERS, CHAINS, FESTIVALS, JUBILEES, HOLIDAYS, CORPORATE MEASURES AND DIFFERENT BALLS
BLACKSMITH IN EVENT
Visit with participation at the event - 30 - 45 eur / h + transport expenses. These can be weddings marriage, anniversary, city or parish holiday, parties. Minimum is 4h hour at the event. All day from pl 10:00 to 18:00 and 250 EUR + transport costs. The price includes loading / unloading for 4 h. Event Participants are offered both gloves and safety glasses forging
We offer events Coin Forging (35-40 eur / h) or order coins or medals with delivery. Coins can be used for weddings, anniversaries, festivities, parties, festivals. To make a coin you need two shapes One unique form of creation costs 50 - 90 eur. One coin price 1 - 4 eur depending on the material (aluminum, copper, brass, melhiors) You can combine coins with a creative workshop.
EXCURSIONS TO BALCKSMITH
For tourists, students / youth or adults / pensioners groups on the spot in the Salacgriva district - 50 eur / ~ 1-1,5h. For larger groups of 15 people one should think of an extra activities and forging is going to change. For example, throwing a spear. After a visit to a blacksmith can use bike hire and get to the Vidzeme mountaintop seafront.
Traditionally you can to meet us and forging for free in the spring when the Salacgrīva district is taking place event "Easter Bowsing" (Pakaļdzīšanās lieldienām) and organized by the Country Traveler At the Open Days in the Fields in the summer and in Salacgriva city Latvia on "Day of the lamprey" (Nēģu diena) in autumn.
About blacksmith Gatis Pīpkalējs h3>
Gatis Pīpkalējs is a blacksmith and multimedia artist from Salacgrīva district
the county Latvia, and mostly specializes in Forging in various events where to lay
it is useful for a mobile fence and its equipment (ankles, forge stings,
canopy, fork screwdriver, etc.). The smith has a pot of nails both
corporate events and offered forging at festivals (for example,
GOOD NATURE), and forging specific forgery at different city holidays or
events (for example, visitors to the fish on the day of the Salacgriva Nightshade
eels). Gatis not only goes to some measure, but also accepts to himself
smoke visitors in Salacgriva district. Mostly they are related to the wedding
organizing or student excursions. Somebody also comes in at the blacksmith
passerby tourist. They are mostly blamed for small forms and their own
fictional items and works of art.
Blacksmith Gatis graduated from Riga Craft Secondary School (RAV) in 1997
metal processing department. It captures both the skills of the blacksmith and the drawing
skills and the basics of the composition. The most visible members of the school who continue
forging a post, mention Kārlis Zvans un Aigars Grīnbergs. Of the younger or older, the best known are Oskars Vincevičs, Edgars Čeksters, Krišs Dubrovskis. In parallel to the studies the young smith practiced a post at the various blacksmith's workshops (Guntis Jakubovskis, Gunārs Andersons, Āris Alsiņš).
But in the last school year he even became the assistant master of the Craft Secondary School.
After graduating from school Gatis was acquired Zeļļa diploma at the Latvian Chamber of Crafts.
Before high school Gatis had the opportunity to work as a turner (II Category) at the Riga Radio Plant (1990 - 1991) but in 1993 also Ltd. "Daiļrade Riga" was working metalworker Miervaldis Zibens before. The most prominent place to mention in the nineties of the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum in the blacksmith studio "Auseklis" at the master Vilnis Vincevčs . The museum acquired the marketing experience and discovered the new brothers of blacsmith(Ģirts Bērziņš, Ervīns Zonne, Ģirts Burvis, Mārtiņš Daksis, Maksims Butorins, Gatis Staprēns). During the school as well as at studio "Auseklis" a metal artist also participated in metal art and forging exhibitions. The brightest of them is solo exhibition "Kill the Prejudice" (Nogalināt aizspriedumu) at the G.Skilter Memorial Museum in Riga, Latvia in 1998 and participation in the Folk Applied Art Exhibition "Metal and jewelry" in the Latvian Museum of Fine Arts in Velvet Hall in Riga at the same time per year. Emil Melngail's Folk Art Center awarded second place wrought iron group.
From 2000 - 2007 Gatis Pīpkalējs studied at the Latvian Academy of Arts (Master's Degree) and participates in art exhibitions with graphic, video and web works. Participated exhibitions as "Autumn" (Rudens) and "Art Days" (Mākslas dienas. During this time he works mainly in IT companies for graphic designers, web design or website designers and homepage design teacher.
2016 was the year of Forgings return. Before it was moving from Riga to Salacgriva district, and was founded in 2014 company Ltd. excellent recreation company "DUDU nest" (DUDU ligzdas) with the aim the region is engaged in tourism business. Basic business is tree house and bike rental but the blade fence was right here, where visitors could themselves scrape an iron object with your own hands. Mostly people would it is suggested to blame forged nails or scrape a copper coin. So it was refreshed skills and started setting up a blacksmith.