Once you’ve learned basic blacksmithing skills, the possibilities are endless. Intermediate blacksmithing classes are mostly project-focused, with the stated goal of the class being to make a particular item. However, my teaching focus is always on process–on building transferable skills that you can use to create….almost anything.
These classes are NOT suitable for those who have never hammered hot metal before. If you’re brand new to the craft please start with one of my Beginning Blacksmithing Classes.
Intermediate Blacksmithing Classes offer a wide variety of projects with which to grow your blacksmithing skills and confidence.
Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs Class
Saturday, 21 January
This class will expand on the skills of the beginning class to forge one of the most useful blacksmithing tools, tongs. You’ll learn to correctly forge all sections of a pair of tongs, punch a rivet hole, and adjust the tongs to make a functional, comfortable tool you’ll use for years. This class is NOT recommended for people who have never hammered hot steel before.
Class times: 9 AM to 4 PM, with an hour break for lunch. Please pack a lunch, or plan to visit Publix or the Subway, just a short drive from the shop. Spaces are limited, with a maximum of 4 students. Class slots are filled on a first come-first served basis.
Saturday, 21 January, 2017
Forging a Russian Rolled Rose for Your Valentine
Sunday, 5 February and Saturday, 11 February.
This class will teach forging a Russian style one piece rose from flat stock. The rose is a perfect item for romantic gifts and décor accents. This project requires some competence and previous experience at forging to complete in the class time available. This is not a good class for a first time forging experience. The Beginning Blacksmithing class is a good preparation for this project.
The class will cover the processes necessary to complete a rose, as well as discussion of the aesthetics of an attractive forged rose. Class will begin at 9 AM, with an hour break for lunch, and will continue until we finish your rose.
Please pack a lunch, or plan to visit the Subway, which is a short drive from the shop. Spaces are limited, with a maximum of 2 students per session. Class slots are filled on a first come-first served basis. Class fee is $250.00
Sunday, 5 February
Saturday, 11 February