Intermediate Classes

Growing your blacksmithing skills and confidence.

These classes will expand on the skills learned in the beginners classes and are not recommended for people who have never hammered hot steel before. Please pack a lunch, or plan to visit Publix or the Subway, just a short drive from the shop. Spaces are limited and class slots are filled on a first come-first served basis.

Open Forge Nights

Open Forge Nights

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:Students who have completed the Beginning Blacksmithing class can practice their new skills in open forge sessions two evenings per month. Open forges are 3 hour studio blocks where students can...

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Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs

Forging Blacksmith’s Tongs

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:This class will expand on the skills of the beginning class to forge one of the most useful blacksmithing tools, tongs. You’ll learn to correctly forge all sections of a pair of tongs, punch a...

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Forging an Octopus

Forging an Octopus

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:An octopus needs to look dynamic. It needs to look like it is going somewhere, or like it just stopped on purpose. It really won't look right if the legs are all just randomly wiggly. People...

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Making Punches and Chisels

Making Punches and Chisels

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about this class:One of the most unique and useful aspects of blacksmithing is that you can make your own tools. In this class you’ll learn the vital basics of making punches and chisels–choosing the right stock,...

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