Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 20 - July 1, 2022

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 20 - July 1, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Build a Hatchet

May 14 - 15, 2022

This course will cover forge welding, lamination, hardening and tempering, and drifting and handling.  A stock wooden handle will be provided so  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Chef/Kitchen

May 21 - 22, 2022

Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you will start on the forge and anvil where you'll  ... more ›
Blacksmith's Knife: Chef/Kitchen

Wearable Ironwork

May 23 - 27, 2022

Come out and forge something wearable! The workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. This class will be directed  ... more ›
Ellen Durkan: Wearable Ironwork

Campfire Cookset

May 28 - 29, 2022

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 ›
Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

May 28 - 29, 2022

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make layout and cutting table on castors. Add on the complete welder kit and  ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Layout Table

German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

June 13 - 16, 2022

June 13 - 16, 2022: Blacksmithing: German Style Chef/Butcher Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No experience  ... more ›
German Style Chef/Butcher Knife

Gift Certificates

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

Welding at VIB

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to announce that we are bring hobby welding back! Welding Cart: The first project is to build a welding  ... more ›
Welding at VIB