Join this beginners workshop to learn the craft of blacksmithing. During this hands on outdoor class 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 cheese knife 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 cheese knife
What to bring
long hair / fringes must be tied back
wear a long sleeve shirt and closed in shoes
all materials are provided
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.
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