Blacksmithing Workshop: 5-Days with Peter Brasspenninx

Product Description

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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.

Form and Function

Learn the process of how to layout, measure, and execute a project from paper to completion. Using precise forging and traditional joinery to make a beautiful and functional hammer rack for your forge. The skills and processes employed in this rack are easily extensible to follow on projects in tour own forge including furniture, plant stands, baker's racks, etc.

The focus if this class is on precision joinery and forging. Experience: Intermediate to Advanced students will find this a challenging yet rewarding class. Students should be familiar with forging mortices and tenons, punching and drifting, and upsetting. Depending on individual skills and pace, an additional small project may be completed during the week.

About the Artist:

Pete Braspennix, owner of Phyre Forge, is a father, husband and hard worker with integrity and grit. Everything he makes is meticulously crafted for strength and purpose. Whatever artistic endeavor he engages in is with the desire to produce tools, home goods and art that will last several generations after him and that also pay homage to many generations before him.

About the Work:
The work produced by Phyre Forge is excellent in design and intention and is always the result of much trial, testing and critique in order that the final product that is revealed is the best form of itself. Phyre Forge creates intelligently crafted pieces that satisfy their purpose for utility and beauty. To find out more about us please visit:

NOTE: Intermediate to Advanced class. Students must have prior forging experience. Not appropriate for beginners.

Never forged before? Check out one of our introductory classes to get your hammer arm ready:

Students taking this course may also be interested in one these courses leading up to Peter's class.

Workshop Schedule:

  • October 2018 Session: October 15th 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th (8am-5pm daily): $725

Class Details: 

  • Enrollment: 4 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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