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 and anvil is the most prominent component of smithing. Often the hammering is done while the metal is hot, having been heated in a forge.
- Bladesmithing: Create knives/axes from carbon steel by forging the metal, and using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Arc + Flame uses both gas and coal forges for blademithing classes. Keep in mind, most smithing classes are physically demanding and also hot in temperature! Bladesmithing classes at Arc + Flame are available as Multi-Session Workshops and Night Courses.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to take an Arc + Flame Bladesmithing Class, students need to have prior forging experience, such as our Skill Builder Workshop: Tapers or a Tapers/ Hook Sampler Class. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are concerned about your prerequisite experience!
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. Interested Students MUST COMPLETE this underage student APPLICATION prior to meeting with Blacksmithing Director.