• Beginning Blacksmithing
    June 13, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Non Membershow details +$145.00 (USD)  Sold Out
Guild Membershow details +$130.00 (USD)  Sold Out

Instructors: Rod Spotts & Barry Mentzer

Skill Level: Beginner

Spend a day learning the art of Blacksmithing! Students will have the chance to learn how to forge steel to form a fireplace poker, spatula, bottle opener, set of wall hooks, or a stake for a firepit. The class will take place outside, rain or shine. Please wear closed-toe shoes and no loose clothing.

About the Instructors:

Rod Spotts & Barry Mentzer started blacksmithing the same day in 1998 at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. The passion for the craft has led them both to continue taking classes since then (although not usually together). Rod remained focused on blacksmithing where he was able to expand his knowledge and technique. Barry returned to John C. Campbell and branched out into broom making 4 years ago and has enjoyed making all types of brooms both colonial and contemporary. Fireplace brooms were the perfect blending of these two crafts. They look forward to teaching these techniques at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild. In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or email handmade@pacrafts.org at least 7 days before the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a 100% tuition class credit.

Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts.


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