Hot Iron Blacksmith

"Forging Iron into Black Gold Treasures"

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Training / Education

Blacksmith Class Description.

Blacksmithing classes are offered for the beginner artist blacksmith through advanced levels.  The training focuses on processes most useful for artistic blacksmithing.  (Commercial metal working is not included.)

The curriculum extends from the basics through 6 levels, including over 40 different processes.

  • The Beginner – Day One class covers the fundamentals of blacksmithing listed in the description. Take home projects include a  steak turner, a folded cross, a heart hook hanger and a beer bottle opener.  The class begins at 8:30, breaks for lunch and ends at 4:30.  Class fee is $100 which includes class materials and lunch.  The forge shop classroom is in a modern weather tight building. Class size is limited to four students.
  • The Advanced levels progress systematically on specific processes.  These classes are tailored to the individual student and his current level of abilities.  Daily agenda and fees for Advanced levels are the same as the Beginning levels.  Specific project requests can also be accommodated for the Advanced levels, but must be planned in advance of the class date.

Note:  Blacksmithing is a potentially dangerous activity.  All efforts are taken to minimize potential injuries but there is an inherent risk in working with tools, fire and hot metal.  Medical expenses associated with any injuries incurred during the class are the responsibility of the student.  Minimum student age is 16 and must be accompanied by an adult.

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Blacksmith Class Processes

What our customers are saying...

"Bud,  Thank you so much for the awesome workshop experience last weekend!  I had a blast & Phil was on cloud 9.  Please tell Janelle ‘Thank you for the delicious lunch’!!  The whole day was just great."  - Elly & Phil

Hot Iron Blacksmith

Hot Iron Blacksmith