8 and up is best, adults are welcome to sign up with kids!
I can only take 2 people at a time in the shop.
Learn how to taper, draw out and scroll hot steel to form shapes for functional items, such as a fire poker, a towel rack or camp cook set. A lesson in Physics! I am not a knife maker. knives require special heat treating and annealing, however we can make the shapes if return student would like to try it.
S1, 10-2 Saturday/Sunday Dec 26/27 (2 day workshop) $210 10-2 pm (includes materials)
S2 10-2 Saturday/Sunday January 2/3 or Jan 30/31 (2 day workshop) $210 10-2 pm (includes materials)
S3 10-1pm begins Wednesday's in January Drop in workshop $95 person, plus $25 materials fee. Just try out the smithy. (must confirm with Vera beforehand)
Must sing a waiver. Village Green/Vera Johnson is not responsible for any injuries
We'll hammer iron, learn proper posture and holding techniques, shop safety and more
I'll demo then you can try your 'arm and hammer'
Must wear canvas or denim pants, fitted cotton long sleeve shirt, wear layers. Flannel shirt, denim shirt, leather shoes. No synthetic materials. They can melt and burn skin.
Hair must be tied back. NO Fleece, no baggy clothes.
I would be willing to discuss the hourly rental of the studio with interested adults.
I have been a practicing blacksmith for over 15 years, taking classes from Scott Shattuck at the Duwamish trade center through SSCC, Continuing my education through weekend workshops with David Lisch, master damascus knife maker (I do not make knives, we practiced other skills) and apprenticed for Shannon Buckner of 'Bent productions'
camp cook set
10223 26th Ave SW Seattle Wa 98146
Street parking. Shop is onsite at Village Green