Forging Colonial Ironware Workshop
To be announced
Cost of workshop which includes meals and lodging: $375 plus $25 materials fee.
All Southern Ohio Artisan Workshops are held at Canter's Cave in Jackson Ohio.
Under the guidance of well known contemporary artisans Joe Seabolt and Ian Pratt , learn how to create a set of hand forged 18th century cooking implements with an accompanying hanging rack.
In this class you will learn the metal working skills needed to create various forged iron utensils, including an 18th century colonial style flesh fork, a ladle, and a spatula. The class will focus largely on forging and whitesmithing. Additionally, techniques such as decorative filework and hot stamping plus different types of metal finishes will be covered.
Work stations including forges and anvils, plus work benches for filing and assembly will be provided. The tool list is minimal and consists of commonly available items; any specialized tooling will be provided by your instructors. Supplied materials include steel, coal, and gas. Blacksmithing experience is a plus, but is not a prerequisite for this class - beginners are welcome.