Primitive Forge Building
& Blacksmithing

Primitive Forge Building & Blacksmithing

The Ancient Art of Blacksmithing

Learn to forge iron as ancient blacksmiths did using simple tools and a charcoal pit forge.

Forge Building and Basic Blacksmithing Class

We will be building simple pit forges, implementing many of the same methods common to tribal blacksmiths in Iron Age Africa that are still used today.

Using earth, clay, water and ashes we will construct our forges then fire them up the traditional way using flint and steel. Students will then have the opportunity to hand craft a variety of simple projects designed to teach the fundamentals of blacksmithing.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Construct your own primitive ground forge
  • Learn basic blacksmithing techniques with simple tools
  • Hand craft your own steel accessories

*Children 12 and under may share a project with a registered adult at a reduced price.

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Schedule: Friday (10am – 5pm)
Early Bird ……………………………………………… $35
Standard Registration .………………………….$45 Children 12 & under (with registered adult) …………………………………….………………………….$25 Materials Fee …………..………………………….…$15

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA
Schedule: Friday (10am – 5pm)
Early Bird …………………….…… $35
Standard Registration .……..$45
Children 12 & under ………….$25
Materials Fee
…………..……..…$15

Nov 16th, 2018 (early bird ends 9pm, Nov 9th)

This class is included in the Ancient Metalsmith series.

2018 Metalsmithing Schedule

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