Mike Desrochers rooster


Hailing from Quadeville, Mike Desrochers returns to the Maple Run Tour with his unique take on artisanal blacksmithing.

Contact Mike at mikedesrochers@live.ca or (613) 585-2856, and check out his website at mikedesrochers.com.

During his thirty-five year career as professional wilderness adventure guide and educator, Mike drew inspiration and energy from the natural environment. A fascination with living history and an appreciation of traditional skills steered him into artisanal  blacksmithing.

MikeDesrochers welding for websiteHis artistic lines still remain informed by the natural world.  Driven by the need to create and express himself in this medium of formidable resistance, he surrenders to the old-time practice of balancing function with organic form.  His pieces are one-of-a-kind originals created by re-forging discarded farm and industrial metals by traditional methods.