Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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 ›

Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class with Rory May

As an Intermediate workshop, it is assumed you have worked with a coal fire previously. **Bring your touchmark  to sign your pieces**    ... more ›
April 23  2018: Blacksmithing: Intermediate/Advanced Class with Rory May

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
April 28 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Perfect for Summer Camp Cooking!  This class project is a campfire cooking tripod, S-hook(s), fry pan, spoon, and fork. Students will learn bending,  ... more ›
May 12 2018: Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

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 ›
May 19 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

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 ›
May 26 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

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 ›