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Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop

October 12 @ 9:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm



October 12 @ 9:00 am
October 13 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: $475
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Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851 United States
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Experience moving hot steel with the power of your hammer swing! In this workshop, participants will learn how to blacksmith using a coal forge, anvil, hammer, and other hand tools. Through forging J hooks with decorative ends, participants will get a chance to work through many iterations of hooks and walk away with their own hand-forged objects, along with the skills and knowledge to continue exploring blacksmithing.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day.
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Beginner and Beyond

Type: Blacksmithing

Ages: Adult

Materials and supplies you will need to bring for this workshop:

  • safety glasses
  • ear plugs/ear protection
  • leather gloves
  • non-flammable (cotton) work clothes
  • closed toed leather shoes
  • hair ties for long hair
  • bug spray
  • sports bottle for drinking water


About the Instructor:

Dani Spewak lives and works in central Pennsylvania (PA). She received her BFA in Sculpture from Penn State in 2018. Spewak has pursued decorative and farm blacksmithing as a way to add to the charm and function of the 1850s homestead she calls home. In addition to metal working she is an organic gardener, patchwork quilter, and environmentalist.


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