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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Since 2004 Andy Upright has been making custom window grills, gates, railings, and sculptural ironwork in and around Philadelphia. He studied with and alongside other metals artists at John C. Campbell, Tunnel Mill Crafts and other schools. He has taught workshops at Peters Valley and assisted at Penland School of Crafts. He has exhibited work at The Satellite Coffee Shop, Gush Gallery and The Sculpture Gym. Andy is also a featured artist in the recently released book, Ironwork Today 4: Inside & Out (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.) www.AndyUprightMetalWorks.com