Morrell Metalsmiths is a second generation, locally owned and operated blacksmith shop located in beautiful Colrain, Massachusetts. Our blacksmiths are dedicated to bringing hand-crafted, functional art to your home. Leigh Morrell started his first forge fire in the spring of 1970 at farrier school learning to forge horseshoes, punch the nail holes, and turn the heels of the shoes. He spent the next nine years shoeing horses, and purchased his first blacksmith forge and anvil around 1975. Leigh would spend winter weekends making hooks, hangers, and pokers for local sale and for his own personal use. When his back failed from bending over shoeing, Leigh transferred his vocation to blacksmithing ornamental ironwork in 1979. The company, West Village Forge, was started in 1981. In 1994, as Leigh was looking at relocation and an expanded business, the company was renamed Morrell Metalsmiths, and was ultimately incorporated in 2003. His eldest son, Justin, has joined him in business, and is now the majority shareholder. See more about Morrell Metalsmiths on their website.
Shelburne Falls galleries and businesses celebrate a different theme or simply focus on what's new in their venue the 2nd Saturday of each month. Please come and enjoy all our small town has to offer.
RACE DAY! The Bridge of Flowers Road Race happens bright and early on the second Saturday of August. The gallery opens as usual at 11am when most of the running will be over. The event at Salmon Falls has nothing to do with running, but does celebrate the beauty of our New England landscapes, something local runners enjoy everyday while putting in their miles.
Trina Sear Sternstein: Imagined Landscapes is our featured artist and exhibit. Her daughter, Adria Sternstein Foster, Principal Flutist for the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, and son-in-law, Daniel Foster, the Principal Viola of the National Symphony Orchestra will play the reception. Join us from 4-6pm on August 12. Check out ShelburneFalls.com to be updated on all the doings in town!