Burritt On The Mountain Blacksmithing Classes
Burritt On The Mountain offers a couple different Blacksmithing classes. The two I know of are making a letter opener and a candle holder.
Forge Your Own Letter Opener at Burritt on the Mountain’s Blacksmithing Workshop
Looking for a unique and hands-on experience? Burritt on the Mountain offers a specialized Blacksmithing workshop focused on crafting your very own letter opener. Set to take place on October 21, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, this workshop is perfect for beginners and novices alike.
The class is led by Al Stephens, a professional blacksmith since 1992 and a member of the Athens Forge chapter of the Alabama Forge Council. Al brings a wealth of experience, having taught at both Burritt on the Mountain and Athens State University.
The workshop aims to teach several basic forging fundamentals. Using a forge, anvil, and basic hand tools, students will learn essential techniques like tapering, spreading, scrolling, bending, and riveting. The tuition for the workshop is $110, with an additional supply fee of $25.
Safety is a priority; students are advised to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Safety glasses and all other materials will be provided.
So, if you’re 19 or older and interested in blacksmithing, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional while creating something practical and beautiful.
Light Up Your Life with Burritt on the Mountain’s Blacksmithing Candle Holder Workshop
Ever wanted to create something beautiful and functional with your own hands? Burritt on the Mountain offers you a chance to do just that with their Blacksmithing Candle Holder Workshop. Scheduled for November 11, 2023, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, this workshop is perfect for both beginners and intermediate learners.
Led by Al Stephens, a professional blacksmith since 1992, the class aims to teach you hammer control using half-face blows, drawing, twisting, bending, and assembly by riveting.
The project you’ll be working on is inspired by 17th and 18th-century rush lights and will be approximately 6″ tall x 6″ diameter. The tuition fee is $110, with an additional $25 for supplies. Safety is a priority, so make sure to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. All other materials and tools will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn a timeless craft and create a beautiful piece for your home.
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