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Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop
Instructor: Willow Zietman
Price: $245.00
Dates: 04/07 – 04/08
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 01/01/17
A perfect introduction to the craft of metalworking, this course will teach the basics of heating and shaping steel. In two days we will cover fundamental blacksmithing skills such as tapering, spreading, bending, scrolling, and shouldering. These techniques are present in all levels of blacksmithing. Exposure to the pace of working the material and understanding the forge and the tools will provide the beginner with the interest and ability to take it further. Participants will each leave the course with a hand forged toasting hook and a bottle opener. This course is open to all skill levels and all tools and materials will be provided.
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Instructor Info: Willow Zietman:
Willow Zietman is a blacksmith, flameworker and metal artist working out of Waltham, MA. She has studied metal arts everywhere from Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, to the shop of bladesmith Len Tei Ao in Bagan, Myanmar. Her business Willow the Wisp Metalwork makes everything from railings to axes to silly dragon heads, and her greatest passion lies in teaching others the beauty of blacksmithing.
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