Iron Summer Session 1
May 29–June 3
Forging Steel: Blacksmithing Basics
In this workshop we’ll use the time honored ingredients of earth (coal), fire, and water to forge steel into useful objects such as fire tools, forks, spatulas, spoons/ladles, and, if time permits, cooking vessels. We’ll cover all the fundamentals: fire maintenance, steel selection, forging heats, drawing out, spitting, upsetting, spreading, planishing, forge welding, and finishing completed pieces. Beginning level.
Studio artist; professor emeritus from Mohave Community College (AZ); collections: Metal Museum (TN), University of Georgia, National Vietnam Veterans Arts Museum (Chicago), West Dean College (UK); teaches and demonstrates nationally.