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Blacksmithing Creating in Copper, Brass, and Iron

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm


Blacksmithing Creating in Copper, Brass, and Iron

Garry Kalajian

Saturday, July 16- Sunday, July 17

8:00am – 4:00pm

Workshop Overview

Students will learn to cut, shape, then anneal copper and brass sheet-metal to create kitchen utensils or candlesticks. Students will begin by sinking and raising copper and brass to form spoons, ladles, or drip pans for candle wax. Then, students will forge the iron components to structurally complete each piece. These pieces include candle holder arms, bases, wall sconces, and candle cups or handles for serving utensils. Students may round out the set with a rack or fork if time permits.

Skills + Techniques

Students will learn:

  • Work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel
  • Body mechanics, metallurgy, and safety
  • Start and manage a coal-fired forge
  • Cut, shape, and anneal copper and brass sheet-metal
  • Forge iron components 


Garry Kalajian 

Tools + Materials

Students should bring:

  • Students may bring forge tools they would prefer to use over those at Sanborn Mills Farm

Material Fee:

  • $30.00 paid at time of workshop


  • Please read our COVID-19 Policy prior to registering
  • We are honoring each instructor’s specific COVID-19 safety requests. For this workshop, your instructor reserves the right to require masks depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop

Housing + Meals

Housing and meals will be available on-site in 2022. We will let all registered students know when housing registration is open. Spots will be first-come, first serve. The option to choose meals will be open to all students. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

$225.00 / per student

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7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, New Hampshire 03307

Call Us

(603) 435-7314


July 16 @ 8:00 am
July 17 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
7097 Sanborn Road
Loudon, NH 03307 United States
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