CANCELLED | Open Forge Blacksmithing
Previous Blandford Blacksmith participants – this is an opportunity for you! Join our Blacksmith teacher for Open Forge Saturdays which will include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on smithing! You will continue to practice forge safety and fire building while using the shop for your own current or new projects. Open forge is for students who have completed Blandford’s Blacksmith 101 or Blacksmith 102 classes within the last two years (anytime in 2020-2022), no substitutions or exceptions. You may bring in current projects you wish to continue working on, or bring in your own raw materials to begin a new project. Raw materials are *not* provided during Open Forge, but may be purchased through GR Central Iron and Steel. Projects during Open Forge time are limited to 40 inches long or smaller, due to shop space. Program fee includes shop use from 12-3pm.
This program is for adults 18 and older.
Registration closes on January 27, 2023 at 12pm. Please call Visitor Services at 616-735-6240 for more information if you are trying register after this time.
Please Note: This program will be held indoors. It is recommended to dress for the weather – our forge is inside an unheated, drafty building. Long shirts and pants and heavy duty, closed-toe shoes are also recommended for your safety. We suggest non-synthetic clothing for protection from sparks. If you do not have non-synthetic clothing, we can provide a leather apron. Please also bring a water bottle with you.