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    • January 27, 2017
    • May 08, 2017
    • Oakland, CA

    Wrought Academy Blacksmithing Classes

    January to May 2017

    An Open House and Mead Tasting

    DATE: January 28th, 2017, 10am to 6pm (mead tasting will start at 3pm).

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=open-shop-and-mead-tasting

    DESCRIPTION

    Come and see James Austin's top-notch smithy and school - Wrought Academy, and taste the beverage of Viking royalty!

    Introduction to Blacksmithing

    DATE: February 11 and 12, 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=fittings-chain-hinges-and-wrought-iron-introduction

    DESCRIPTION

    We will explore early blacksmithing as we reproduce iron hardware from the Viking and Middle Ages. 


    Forging Your Own Tongs

    DATE: February 25 and 26, 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=forging-your-own-tongs-2-days

    DESCRIPTION

    In this class students will start building up their own shop tooling as they learn to forge one of the blacksmith's most essential tools.


    Forging a Pattern Welded Knife Blade

    DATE: March 10, 11 and 12 (3 days), 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=template-class-duplicate

    DESCRIPTION

    In this class students will forge weld and twist bars of iron and steel together to form sax (knife) blades with the same serpent patterns as sword from the age of the Sagas. 


    Forging a Viking Silver Arm Ring

    DATE: March 18 and 19, 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=viking-style-silver-armband-and-the-tools-to-decorate-it

    DESCRIPTION

    Students will forge and file their own decorative punches, then use them to create intricate designs of their own, hand-forged silver arm rings. 


    Making and Refining Viking Age Steel

    DATE: April 8 and 9 , 2017

    MORE INFO :  http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=making-traditional-shear-steel-forging-and-using-a-fire-steel

    DESCRIPTION

    In this class students will learn how to infuse carbon into soft iron to create the steel used in the iconic weapons and beautiful tools wielded by the Vikings. This material will be used to forge the essential fire steel of the early Iron Age. 


    Forging Viking Age Broad Axes

    DATE: April 21, 22 and 23 (3 days), 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=class-forging-a-viking-age-axe-3-days

    DESCRIPTION

    In this class students will forge Viking style broad axes from soft iron and steel using thousand year old forging and welding techniques.


    Forge Your Own Viking Age Anvil

    DATE: May 6 and 7, 2017

    MORE INFO :   http://forgedaxes.com/?wpsc-product=viking-style-stake-anvil

    DESCRIPTION

    I will work with a small group of students to forge weld a Viking Age anvil for each student. The work is fairly strenuous but usually quite rewarding as we weld steel to iron to produce the blacksmith's primary tool - the anvil.


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    Drop in on the Open House at Wrought Academy on Saturday, January 28th (10am to 6pm) to see a working smithy in the heart of industrial West Oakland.  Part Alchemical Laboratory and part industrial arts facility, James Austin's shop is a gathering place dedicated to traditional crafts.  At 3:00 pm we'll bust out the recent batch of Mead for tasting (adults only).  We'd like to send you home with some great impressions of the shop and help us get the word out about the educational opportunities and resources at Wrought Academy!


    Making Viking Age Tool Steel  will be taught on April 8th and 9th.  The students and I will delve into the alchemy of iron and carbon as we recreate the tool and weapon steel of the Viking age.  Click HERE to see how this is accomplished at Wrought Academy.











    • April 13, 2017
    • August 13, 2017
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Project with Mark Aspery

    DATE: Saturday April 15th from 9AM – 3:30 PM

    REGISTRATION FEE: Hands on: $125
    Observe only: $25

    LOCATION: Los Angeles

    DESCRIPTION:

    We don’t know what the project is but does it really matter? What you want is to learn for the man who wrote the books (3 of them, actually)! Come upgrade your skills under the tutelage of one of the best hot forging instructors.

    INFO & TO REGISTER: http://www.adamsforge.org/store/p95/Mark_Aspery_Project_%232.html


    Patinas and Fold-forming with Pat

    DATE: Friday June 2nd from 7 – 10 PM, Sat June 3rd from 9 AM - 3 PM

    REGISTRATION FEE:

    Patinas: $75
    Foldforming: $130
    Both classes: $160

    LOCATION: Los Angeles

    DESCRIPTION:

    COLOR & SCULPTURE

    Our friend Pat Downing will be coming to the forge to teach us about adding color to our metalwork. He knows many tricks, products and methods to help your work stand out. This class will be Friday night.

    Saturday, Pat will demonstrate many of the wonderful techniques of Foldforming. We'll learn about folding and forging and unfolding metal to create three dimensions from sheet. There are lots of ways to do it. Everyone will get to try their hand. It's relatively quick and fun!

    Both classes will focus primarily on copper but Pat will be happy to discuss steel as well.

    INFO & TO REGISTER: http://www.adamsforge.org/store/p98/Patinas%2FFoldforming.html


    Group Sculpture with Fred Crist

    DATE: Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th

    REGISTRATION FEE: $TBA

    LOCATION: Los Angeles

    DESCRIPTION:

    The amazing Fred Crist is coming from North Carolina to lead us in making a hot forged sculpture. One of the most skilled and creative blacksmiths around, Fred has worked both in the traditional style of the greats, especially Samuel Yellin, and in abstract modern pure sculpture entirely his own. Participants will be working together to hand forge such a piece under Fred's guidance. This is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss. Save the dates now.

    INFO & TO REGISTER: coming soon


     

    • July 04, 2017
    • July 07, 2017
    • British Columbia

    CanIRON XI

    Canada's Biennial Blacksmithing Conference

    DATE: July 4-7, 2017

    REGISTRATION FEE: $TBD

    LOCATION:

    Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Cloverdale, BC

    TO REGISTER: and for demonstrator / event information visit www.caniron.ca

    DESCRIPTION:


    Organized by the Vancouver Island Blacksmith Association and co-hosted with blacksmiths from the greater Vancouver area and assistance from the Kootenay Blacksmith Association.





     

Past events

March 17, 2017 2017 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 10, 2017 LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING SEMINAR
February 11, 2017 RAISING COPPER HOLLOW-FORMS
January 21, 2017 MAKING DAMASCUS
November 11, 2016 FROM SHEET TO PATINA, A weekend of C&R, Foldforming and Color
September 08, 2016 17TH ANNUAL WILLOW CREEK-CHINA FLAT HAMMER-IN
September 01, 2016 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - Sept to Dec 2016
August 19, 2016 ADAMS FORGE WORKSHOPS
August 18, 2016 NORTHWEST BLACKSMITHS - BLACKSMITH WEEK EVENT
July 29, 2016 STEEL SCULPTURE
July 09, 2016 VIKING PADLOCK WORKSHOP
May 21, 2016 CHASING AND REPOUSSE IN COPPER
May 21, 2016 NAIL HEADER CLASS AT ADAMS FORGE
April 22, 2016 EXPLORING PLASTICITY IN METALS
April 15, 2016 SCULPTOR JAKE JAMES GUEST TEACHING AT ADAMS FORGE
March 26, 2016 ONE PIECE LILLY AT ADAMS FORGE
March 19, 2016 SPRING SCULPTURE CLASSES
March 18, 2016 2016 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 12, 2016 INTRODUCTORY KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP
March 11, 2016 23RD ANNUAL LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING WORKSHOP
February 29, 2016 BUENOS AIRES PROJECT
February 13, 2016 COPPER AND FINE (.999) SILVER MOKUMNE-GANE
December 05, 2015 WROUGHT ACADEMY CLASSES
December 03, 2015 FOLD-FORMING FOR SCULPTORS, JEWELERS AND BLACKSMITHS
November 28, 2015 VIKING CUTLERY CLASS
November 14, 2015 REPOUSSE, CHASING & FOLDFORMING WORKSHOP
November 14, 2015 GET HOOKED
October 31, 2015 Skulls
October 25, 2015 TOOL SALE
October 24, 2015 THE STAGHORN HINGE
October 23, 2015 EXPLORATIONS WITH INDUSTRIAL BAMBOO
October 18, 2015 CHAINMAILLE
October 16, 2015 14th EUROPEAN MEETING OF WROUGHT-IRON CRAFT
September 27, 2015 Viking Cutlery Class
September 18, 2015 Exploring Plasticity in Metals, September 18-19
September 11, 2015 16th Willow Creek-China Flat Hammer
September 04, 2015 Hands-on Metal Scraping Class
August 29, 2015 Viking Knife and "Fork" Class
August 29, 2015 Special Blacksmithing Workshop Forge Welding
August 22, 2015 Forged Iron Rose
July 24, 2015 Forging for Woodworkers
July 17, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
July 11, 2015 Blacksmithing classes by Jim Austin
June 27, 2015 Chasing & Repousse Class
June 05, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
June 05, 2015 Iron and Steel Preservation
May 30, 2015 Viking Fire Steel and Belt Buckle - Class at Adam's Forge
May 17, 2015 Truckee Maker Show
March 19, 2015 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
February 14, 2015 MOKUME-GANE WORKSHOP - Fence World, Sacramento

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