This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools rather than fire making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to achieve various shapes.
Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking class or can demonstrate the same knowledge.
This class is limited to 4 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor’s forging studio. You will receive a map upon registration and you will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins. This is an off-site location; portable restrooms will be available for students.