Cascadia Center For Arts and Crafts is pleased and proud to be able to offer a wide variety of Blacksmith and Metal Arts classes for all skill levels from some of the top blacksmiths in the Pacific Northwest. Learn ornamental Blacksmith techniques from Master Blacksmith Darryl Nelson, or take advanced classes from some of our many guest instructors. Be sure to attend Blacksmith Week – the largest and best blacksmith show in the Northwest every August. Safety glasses, tools and materials are provided.
All tools are provided but we recommend that folks bring bring their own safety equipment (gloves,ear protection, safety glasses, apron). They can also bring any of their own hand tools they would like (hammers, tongs, chisels, etc) but we provide everything needed.
Saturday April 18, 2020 - 10am - 4pm $175.00 Max 6 Students.
Learn some blacksmithing fundamentals from Joe Vachon, the Season 6, Episode 27, Forged In Fire Champion, in this 1 day, hands on coarse. Safety, body mechanics, tools, and the working properties of hot steel will be addressed, as well as various techniques, such as: tapering, scrolling, twisting, bending, drilling, punching, hot cutting, flat peening, upsetting and shouldering. Students will start out practicing the basics with the forging of a few decorative hooks for the first half of the class. After lunch, folks are welcome to create something of their choosing with their new found skill-set, such as (but not limited to) a fire poker, meat turner, bottle opener, letter opener, necklace pendent, or an experimental piece. One hour lunch break.
Our Facilities – The Blacksmith Shop