Blacksmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Ellen Durkan

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Ellen Durkan 5-Day Class


Forge your own fashion! All levels welcome, class will be focused on forging organic shapes and designing them to be wearable. You can design and make a bracelet, necklace, headpiece or maybe you want your own bustier; come with ideas or sort it out as you forge. Don't worry, we won’t be hot fitting anyone into wearable pieces! Adding leather to your designs will be an option as well. So come out and forge!

Artist Biography:

“I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware--the oldest of nine children. It didn’t take a village to raise us, we were a village. I figure, my parents kept hoping that they’d produce an astrophysicist or engineer, but thus far our clan consists of artists and musicians. I like to believe that I started that trend.

I am an adjunct professor at Delaware College of Art & Design  and I also travel around and teach Blacksmith workshops. I have my own business,  Iron Maiden Forge, which is growing and evolving. Recently i have been  working on my "forged fashion"  series  and presenting it though runway shows and performances pieces. I also have a jewelry line  so my work  is more accessible to the public, because not everyone is in need of a metal corset.”

Ellen’s work has been featured in dozens of galleries and runway shows and in the magazine of blacksmiths, the Anvil’s Ring.

View Ellen's website here: 

Workshop Schedule:

  • June Session: Monday, June 26th, 2017 through Friday June 30th, 2017; 8am-5pm

Class Details: 
  • Enrollment: 5 to 10 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Breakfast snacks and lunch included
  • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
  • This is a weeklong class with full days in the shop
  • Some evening lab hours may be available to work on your project

NOTE: Are you traveling from out of town? Click here for lodging + food information!

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 or 585-617-9644. 



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