Carl Grainger Chosen as One of Six Blacksmiths in Tribute to Master Blacksmith, Francis Whitaker
Jul 21, 1998
The Chapter Ring Grille was designed as a tribute to Francis Whitaker and was assembled by a team of six blacksmiths at the ABANA conference June 18th – 21st, 1998. The eight rings were selected from many submissions by the various ABANA chapters, and had to meet a standard set of rules governing their size and appearance. The finished work was purchased by Barbara and Tim Kris, of Franklin, NC, at the conference auction.