Clay Spencer has been blacksmithing since 1987 and has demonstrated and led workshops for many blacksmithing groups and conferences. He is a lifetime member of the Alabama Forge Council and was editor of Bituminous Bits for 10 years. He served on the board of ABANA and received their Alex Bealer Award and Life Membership. Clay also served on the Folk School's board of directors and has taught blacksmithing here since 1988. Having studied under Francis Whitaker, he is proud to carry on the teaching of traditional joinery techniques.