All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Learn the basic techniques used to forge metal with a hammer and anvil while gaining a working skill set and understanding in the use of blacksmithing tools and techniques. Topics covered will include; coal forge maintenance, hammering techniques, use of tongs, anvils, vises. Hands on work will teach you to create tapers to scrolls, bending, forming, hot punching, riveting and hot cutting. Expect to leave with basic skills and an understanding of forging hot steel. If you have prior experience this class will help you refresh and refine your forging skills. Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $335 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $70
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Wayne Apgar started blacksmithing in 1997. An avid student and admirer of Dr. Bob Becker, Apgar has continued to learn different techniques and skills every year. Wayne has attended many years of instruction at Touchstone Center for the Crafts, and began teaching there in 2008. Wayne is a member of ABANA, SOFA, and MASA. "Through the formal training I received and the commission of several hundred pieces, I am able to forge most anything small to large." www.durhamforge.net