Smithing: A metalsmith is a craftsperson that creates useful items out of various metals. Smithing is one of the oldest metalworking occupations. Shaping metal with a hammer (forging) is the most prominent component of smithing. Often the hammering is done while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge.
- Blacksmithing: Create objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Arc + Flame uses both gas and coal forges for blacksmithing. Keep in mind, blacksmithing classes are physically demanding and also hot in temperature! Blacksmithing classes at Arc + Flame come in the form of a 3-Hour Sampler, Workshops, Night Courses and a Date Night.
NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at email@example.com or 585-617-9644.