All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
This workshop will guide you through the basics of the blacksmith's craft one step at a time. We will begin by learning to start and maintain a coal fire and continue through basic forming processes. Forged projects such as “j” hooks, “s” hooks and bottle openers will teach you the skills to move on to larger pieces. You will leave the class with a general understanding of the craft, along with some hand forged pieces of your very own! Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $430 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $85
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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Jon Hadden has been forging for five years with a general focus on tools and hardware. He began teaching himself in his front yard. Jon took his first class here at Peters Valley School of Craft, before receiving additional instruction at the New England School of Metalwork. He returned to Peters Valley as the 2018 and 2019 blacksmith studio summer assistant. Jon finds beauty and most importantly; utility in this raw, elemental craft that takes seemingly inanimate Materials and brings them to life through fire.