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051212tvblacksmithdemo.From left: Russell Schleicher of Belleville and Chad Travous of Albers form a tool using blacksmith techniques on Saturday at the blacksmith shed at the Belleville Labor & Industry museum.  Travous will use the tool during the design stage of clay pottery which he creates.  Standing behind Travous is Robin Goatey of Columbia.  They - and the people watching them - are all members of the Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois or affiliated with the Belleville Labor & Industry Museum.  The old-fashioned blacksmith demonstration was held Saturday morning. For more information about the Artisan Guild, go to www.artisansil.org on the Internet..BND/TIM VIZER     STANDALONE