Blacksmithing: Scroll Clinic
Workshop Fee: $150.00
Scrolls are everywhere, from the earliest ornamental ironwork to the most contemporary designs. In this one day class we’ll cover several scroll forms, from simple to complex. We’ll briefly discuss when and how they were used and learn how to efficiently create these beautiful elements. We’ll also cover scroll jigs, when it’s advantageous to use them and how to make them. By the end of the day each participant will go home with a collection of example scrolls, a scroll jig, and an understanding of how scrolls develop and what makes for a “balanced” design. This clinic is perfect for anyone who is interested in effectively dressing-up their ironwork, from novice to experienced. Experience with working in a coal fire is helpful, but not essential. Let’s make some lovely ironwork!
Skills and Techniques:
- Proper fire tending and control
- Utilization of negative space
- Discussions of layout and design
- Efficiently forging tappers, penny scrolls, finials, and more
Materials Fee: Included in the cost of the workshop.
Special Tools or Equipment: The farm makes available to students eye and ear protection, gloves, and aprons. Comfortable closed toed shoes and street clothes are recommended. If you have forge tools you like working with you are welcome to bring them.
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