Date(s) - Oct 7, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Douglas Morlock Blacksmith
Over five days of intensive instruction, you will gain new skills and discover ancient ways of working with metal, giving you the power to create tools, hardware or artwork, and to transform the excess of the modern world into objects of lasting value.
Much more than just a blacksmithing-for-beginners course, students will find a new, deep connection to metal, nature, and the technological world around them.
Learn to forge, shape and weld iron and steel; learn to make and use tools for working metal, wood and stone; transform rusting scrap into gleaming artwork, and develop your natural creativity as you learn to see the world from an artisan’s perspective.
The knowledge gained will lay a strong foundation for future study and practical use. This course includes all of the material in the Blacksmith I and II courses plus much more, including:
Tools for working metal, wood or stone
Repairing modern objects with ancient techniques
Hardware and fasteners
Identifying and re-purposing scrap metal
Making charcoal – clean, sustainable fuel
Pre-industrial iron smelting
No experience required. Class runs 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. All tools, materials, safety equipment, as well as lunch and hydration provided.