All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Come explore how to produce forms that are economical and creatively exciting to make. Commercial work is often pretty boring and not very challenging but blacksmiths have the ability to produce three-dimensional and relief shapes that others cannot. Learn how to move from small to large work as well as private to public art and watch demos of how to forge solid sheet and pipe. Gain insight on what has been successful over the past 49 years in the blacksmithing business: modeling, marketing and making it work,—getting help can make the process easier. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $615 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $110
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Peter Happny fell into blacksmithing in 1971 and attended his first national conference in 1973 in Lampkin, Georgia. Making a living at smithing has taught him that nothing stays the same. Over the years of often challenging public and private architectural work, he has become adept at problem solving, sometimes on the fly, while meeting clients’ needs. His work runs the gamut from custom decorative and functional pieces to a 16” forged and painted replica of a renowned New England eatery’s Italian sandwich and a 12 foot high 800 lb. dragon with over 3 sizes of 2,200 individual scales that climbs the side of a customer’s house. Peter has traveled across and all around the United States and parts of Europe. He has taught at many craft schools and demonstrated for smithing groups all over the world, always leaving them laughing or groaning with one joke too many. Working in many different styles he lives by a simple rule: “if I can beat on it, I’m willing to make it or fix it.” www.peterhappny.com