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Blacksmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Ellen Durkan

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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. 

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Seriously Forged Fashion

Forge your own fashion! All levels welcome, class will focus on forging organic shapes and designing them to be wearable. You can design and make a bustier, chest protector, or cod piece; come with wearable 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!

This class focuses on wearable, organic shapes forged from steel or formed from sheet. Please direct your excitement along these lines.

Ellen Durkan is an adjunct professor at Delaware College of Art & Design and also travels around teaching Blacksmith workshops. Ellen is the owner of Iron Maiden Forge, a growing and evolving business. Recently Ellen has been working on her "forged fashion" series and presenting it though runway shows and performances pieces. Ellen also has her own jewelry line to make her work more accessible to the public. 

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:

  • July 2019 Session: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 through Sunday July 14th 2019 (9am-5pm each day)

Class Details: 
  • Experience: Open to all levels
  • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Breakfast snacks included
  • Lunch for all 5 days is available for an additional $65, or a refrigerator and microwave will be available for those who wish to provide their own. 
  • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
  • This is a week long class with full days in the shop. Evening open shop time may be available at the instructor's discretion. 

NOTE: If you would like to participate in our lunch program, please purchase the separate "Blacksmithing Lunch Plan" that corresponds to your class (click here). If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know by emailing

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


Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:

NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email:

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