Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing June 17 - 28, 2019 with Scott McGhee The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

Alexandre Piffer May 13 2019

Looking for a new challenge or a fun networking opportunity while practicing techniques with other smiths?  Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing will  ... more ›
Special Blacksmithing Course: Alexandre Piffer May 13 2019

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 16 2019: Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

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 ›
March 9 2019: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Kitchen / Chef

Blacksmithing: Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

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 ›
March 16 2019: Blacksmithing: Floral Forms - Rose & Iris

Make 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 ›
Make a Hatchet

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

Welding at VIB

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to announce that we are bring hobby welding back!  Our new instructor, Harold Plasterer, has over 40  ... more ›
Welding at VIB