Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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

Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

This class is a techniques based class with a variety of items to introduce the student to beginning steel forging techniques. Items include flint  ... more ›
April 15  2017: Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students ... more ›
April 22  2017: Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head worthy of Middle Earth of your own pattern. This is a beginning level course where you will learn all you need to know about shop  ... more ›
April 29 2017:  Blacksmithing:  Build a Spear

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 ›
May 13  2017: Blacksmithing: Re-enactor's class

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