Kentucky artist/blacksmith Craig Kaviar is opening his workshop to teach a Beginner Blacksmith Class. Working in his studio, students will get hands-on experience working on coal, natural gas and his unique waste vegetable oil forge. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker.
Classes are generally offered one to two times a year. Because of the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students. A session of classes is 5 consecutive Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The cost is $425 which includes all materials. Payment in full and a completed registration form are required to ensure a spot.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.