Join this Adult beginners workshop to learn the craft of blacksmithing (for ages 17+). During this hands on outdoor class you will learn the basics of blacksmithing including selection and use of tongs, hammer techniques, forging a point, flattening metal, bending and twisting metal into shapes, hardening and softening metal and texturing techniques. Practice these new found skills to make your own fire poker on the day, guided by our experienced tutor. This workshop is both engaging and calming, the perfect activity to unplug and get creative.
What you will learn
basics of blacksmithing
hands on practice guided by an experienced tutor
how to make a hand forged fire poker
What to bring
all materials are provided including first aid kit and safety gloves
wear long a long sleeve shirt, long pants and closed in shoes
tie your hair back
About the tutor
Rob Nansen (Jesses Stump Blacksmithing and Bush Furniture) is a Melbourne based artisan who works with iron and wood using traditional hand tools and techniques. Along with creating original pieces, Rob facilitates beginner workshops so others can also experience these slow and meditative crafts.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation and lands on which Yarraville Community Centre is located and where we work. We pay our respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. Always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.