The next blacksmithing weekend will be held in the fall of 2019
Old time traditional techniques and lore will be explored, exemplified, demonstrated, and celebrated during this weekend workshop. You will get lots of hands-on experience. Our professional blacksmiths and teachers will attentively guide you on this 3-day weekend long journey back into our American roots.
Try your hand at making a hook, hoof pick, candle holder, or fire poker. More importantly learn foundational techniques that can enlighten an aspect of our history or guide you into becoming more deeply involved in this empowering trade.
This event is open to a small group of adults only. (Special exceptions can sometimes be made for mature minors who are accompanied by a chaperoning parent.) *All tools and materials provided* This workshop is geared towards beginners but advanced students are also welcome...
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to fire up some new possibilities.
Available Spaces: limited to 12 adults (no unchaperoned minors)
Cost: $375 online, $360 by postal mail (hot meals & overnight rustic lodging included)
Cancellations: non-refundable deposit (1/2 of total) is retained for all cancellations
Road Conditions: 1.5 miles off-road gravel - watch the video(link is external)
Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - Base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit
Testimonials From Participants:
Thanks so much for providing this workshop! I was intimidated at first as a woman who typically does yoga, and heavy lifting is generally limited to picking up my toddler. I felt welcome and useful in this workshop, and I learned a lot about myself, fire, and metal in a really short period of time. I appreciated the hands-on learning, being able to ask a lot of questions, and having the chance to complete projects while also striking out on my own to try new things and learn more about smithing. I learned more about Turtle Island and the educational experience was one I wouldn't trade for anything else. And I felt powerful in the process! - Stephanie Langston