This ancient metalworking technique utilizes the malleable quality of non-ferrous metals to create a raised design using small hammers and other simple tools. Chasing is the opposite process in which a designed is refined by pushing the metal from the front.
Notes for all classes Attendance at the first session of any blacksmithing class is required, as important safety information is presented. If you can't attend the first session, we ask that you sign up for a future class when you can.
Wear shop clothes to class: natural fiber clothing with long sleeves and pants and work boots or shoes. For multi-session classes, provide your own safety glasses and gloves by the second class session. A Nomex lab jacket or leather apron is advisable but optional. Your instructor can offer advice about where to purchase safety gear.
Many classes are geared towards absolute beginners. See individual class descriptions for any prerequisite experience. Classes are open to ages 18 and up.