Lord Donato Favro
Azure, On an Anvil Argent the capital letter D Azure
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Had far to many friends to list in the SCA, but despite several failed attempts, never really got into it. That changed in 2013, when I realized everything I do for fun shuts down for Pennsic. Blacksmith, embroiderer, archer.
Donato is a blacksmith and the son of a blacksmith in 1320's Venice working in the expanding Arsenal. Through skill and patronage, he has risen to a position of authority, and the ability to expedite work as needed has expanded his fortunes. Combined with a few shrewd investments in various trading vessels (including those with certain storage areas that tend to be missed by customs inspectors), he has become reasonably wealthy. Not listed in the book of nobility, he will never rise to the ruling class, but instead is content with a comfortable working life, and the free time it gives him to work on personal projects.
- Forging Clay
An introduction to blacksmithing techniques in a more forgiving material.
Up to 10 students. Offered as a children's class or a full class.
Taught: Panteria 2018, Pennsic 2018 (Child and Adult), Novice Schola 2019, GNEW 2019, Pennsic 2019 (Child and Adult), Falling Leaves 2019
- Introduction to Blacksmithing
A hands on introduction to blacksmithing, students generally finish a completed gravity hook.
Up to 4 students.
Taught: Novice Schola 2018, Pennsic 2018, Novice Schola 2019, Pennsic 2019
- Blacksmithing Demos
Otter's Welcome 2016, Novice Schola 2017, Falling Leaves 2017, Novice Schola 2018, Falling Leaves 2018, Novice Schola 2019, Otter's Welcome 2019, Girl Scout Medeival Faire 2019, Great Falls Balloon Festival 2019.