The workshop will introduce you to the basic processes involved in blacksmithing, tapers, scrolls, twists, and forge welding. Saturday will be mostly instruction, demonstration, and practicing each aspect of the blacksmithing process. Sunday we will be forging a few pieces of your own design. Your instructor will advise you on size and complexity. Keep in mind that we only have one day to complete your project!
Sloss will provide all materials needed.
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 Studios are for artists and others who have experience on the forge. During this workshop instructors will be present for assistance but is primarily self-directed. Prior to attending an Open Studio workshop, students must take a beginner/ intermediate workshop with us or be able to demonstrate experience with the medium.