Blacksmithing: Door Hardware

Students will utilize blacksmithing techniques to create a variety of useful and decorative door hardware pieces. Students will create pieces based on their interest, personal style, and skill level. If students would like to discuss projects prior to the workshop,...

Blacksmithing: Creating in Copper, Brass, and Iron

This workshop provides aspiring smiths the chance to experiment with new mediums and forms. 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...

Blacksmithing: Tool Making

In this one-day workshop, students will create the tools needed for blacksmithing. Aspiring smiths will enjoy tackling this at times intimidating–but critical–part of blacksmithing. Students will begin with an introduction to tool steels and basic metallurgy,...

Blacksmithing Basics

Blacksmithing Basics is for students who are new to blacksmithing and those with some experience looking to improve their skillset. All students in the course will work with a traditional coal forge and mild steel. Students will begin with an introduction to body...

Blacksmithing: Traditional Joinery

Students will learn the types, methods, and processes of Traditional Joinery, that is, joining bars without machine processes. Joinery methods include riveting, “collars” (wrapped decorative bands), mortise and tenon, tenon and wedge, and forge welding. Students will...