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051212tvhammerandanvil.Chad Travous of Albers curves and shapes the end of a tool using blacksmith techniques at the blacksmith shed next to the Belleville Labor and Industry museum.  Travous will use the tool during the design stage for clay pottery which he creates.  He is a member of the Artisan Guild of Southern Illinois.  The old-fashioned blacksmith demonstration he participated in was held Saturday morning. For more information about the Artisan Guild, go to on the Internet..BND/TIM VIZER     STANDALONE