Can You Forge That? with Andrew Kyte April 11 - 15, 2022
about this workshop
Often people associate the skills of a blacksmith with working hot iron or steel, but there are other metals that can be worked hot. In this class Andrew will walk students through various nonferrous materials that can be used by the blacksmith. Bronze, copper, and aluminum will all be explored in the shop to strengthen your skill set and understanding of what metals can be successfully forged. Welding and brazing of these materials as well as surface ﬁnish and patinas will be covered. This workshop would be beneﬁcial to those interested in nautical hardware as well as people looking to broaden their vocabulary in functional and sculptural applications.
$895 tuition + $220 materials
*Basic nonferrous forging and fabrication techniques.
*Exploring the temperature ranges of different materials
*Understanding the limits of how far a metal can be pushed
*Hand ﬁnishing and the fundamentals of patinas
Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.