Public Blacksmith Workshops, learn something new.
SEPTEMBER 25, 9-5 ~BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP $125 ~ materials included
This workshop offers hands-on skill development in the ancient art of blacksmithing. Making virtually anything that was made out of iron or steel prior to the age of mass production is fair game to the blacksmith.
Participants are brought into the experience of the blacksmith shop by learning to light the forge and practice hammering techniques.
Then the students will focus on using those techniques to forge a steel leaf or hook. As you build your skills, you can undertake production of small forged objects which require a basic understanding of a number of different techniques. From then, move on to design more challenging projects that are appropriate to your developing skill level, your ambitions, and your desire to work at the forge. Possibilities include everything from hearthside tools to medieval armor or forged-steel sculptures as pure expression in metal.