Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Re-enactor's Class

Ready to cook that pot of beans? This class project is a campfire cooking tripod with pot jack and a flint strike. Students will learn bending,  ... more ›
Feb. 18  2017: Blacksmithing:  Re-enactor's Class

Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem ready for mock battles.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not  ... more ›
Feb. 25 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Blacksmithing: Leaves Twists and other Embellishments

You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple and laddered twists. Students will learn how to make  ... more ›
March 11  2017: Blacksmithing: Leaves  Twists and other Embellishments

Blacksmithing: Private Class

This class is a private class for the Augusta County Farriers.  Enter the name of the student ... more ›
March 18  2017: Blacksmithing: Private Class

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a  ... more ›
March 25  2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Hook Rack and Candlestick

Hammer metal to create a candlestick and wall-mounted coat rack in this beginner level weekend course. This is a great technique course to learn  ... more ›
April 8 2017: Blacksmithing: Hook Rack and Candlestick

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class. Students will learn the art of metal work, fabrication and welding while  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

Gift Certificates

We all have stuff and most don't need more stuff, give the gift of an experience.  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Blacksmithing: Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph Friedrich

Join us for an Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph A. Friedrich on sculpture techniques in metal. Previous Experience is REQUIRED for this class ... more ›
May 8 - 11, 2017: Blacksmithing: Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph Friedrich