Beginner Blacksmithing 

The workshop will introduce you to the basic processes used to create cast iron and bronze sculpture – patternmaking, mold making, casting and finishing.  The workshop includes instruction in the use of wax, plasticene (oil-based clay), and plaster.  Most participants make their patterns from several pre-made forms we have in stock.   These include vessels, light switch covers, bookends, etc.  Students can add embellishments of their own design to the forms, making them unique. This is a great way to learn the basics of patternmaking.  Alternatively, you can make an original wax pattern or sculpture using the wax-working techniques demonstrated during the workshop.

 
Remember to wear work clothing: long sleeves and pants, leather boots or shoes.  No open toe shoes.  Please do not wear any synthetic materials …they will melt.  Wear cotton.  Sloss Metal Arts will provide safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs.

Intermediate Blacksmithing

The workshop will introduce you to the basic processes used to create cast iron and bronze sculpture – patternmaking, mold making, casting and finishing.  The workshop includes instruction in the use of wax, plasticene (oil-based clay), and plaster.  Most participants make their patterns from several pre-made forms we have in stock.   These include vessels, light switch covers, bookends, etc.  Students can add embellishments of their own design to the forms, making them unique. This is a great way to learn the basics of patternmaking.  Alternatively, you can make an original wax pattern or sculpture using the wax-working techniques demonstrated during the workshop.

 
Remember to wear work clothing: long sleeves and pants, leather boots or shoes.  No open toe shoes.  Please do not wear any synthetic materials …they will melt.  Wear cotton.  Sloss Metal Arts will provide safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs.

Open Studio

Remember to wear work clothing: long sleeves and pants, leather boots or shoes.  No open toe shoes.  Please do not wear any synthetic materials …they will melt.  Wear cotton.  Sloss Metal Arts will provide safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs.

BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOPS

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