Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Build your own helmet! Starting with a simple design, you can customize this helmet to your tastes. This is a beginning level course suitable for  ... more ›
January 27 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Learn how to create a fire poker and shovel that will last for generations. A great way to start your journey into the art of blacksmithing, this  ... more ›
February 10 2018: Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Blacksmithing: Floral Forms in Steel

Explore floral forms in steel. There will be a rose and, if time permits, an iris. Simple stems will be attached to the flowers to allow you to  ... more ›
February 17 2018: Blacksmithing: Floral Forms in Steel

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  ... more ›
March 17 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

This blacksmithing class will show you how to forge pattern welded Damascus. This class is best for the experienced beginner. It is best if the  ... more ›
March 24 2018: Blacksmithing: Pattern Welded Damascus

Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not limited to) building to a ... more ›

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class focused on welding and fabrication. (This is NOT a blacksmithing class.)  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of an experience!  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We will mail you the certificate after purchase for  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›