Beginning Blacksmithing, September 23-24

This class is full. The next blacksmithing class will be November 11 & 12 with Dillard Fraizer.

Instructor: Gerald Boggs

Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Gerald Boggs lives in the village of Afton, Virginia. He opened his own shop, Wayfarer Forge, in 2004, where he does demonstrations and commissions. Working as a classical blacksmith, Gerald is not stuck in the past doing over and over designs from the 18th century. Rather, he tries to work within the framework of classical blacksmithing, while embracing design development of the last century. A member of the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association (ODBSA), Gerald is spearheading a partnership between The Jacksonville Center and ODBSA that is making blacksmithing more accessible to the public and experienced blacksmiths alike.

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