Blacksmithing Spoons + Bottle Openers

On May 12th and 13th, join VisArts in welcoming seven guest artists from the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Each artist is a studio coordinator at Penland who will be taking over our studios and offering unique weekend workshops that bring new techniques and ideas to VisArts.

Learn basic forging techniques to create spoons and bottle openers. We’ll cover forging processes including tapering, spreading, hot punching, drifting and look at various ways to texture a hot steel surface. We’ll season our spoons and bottle openers with kitchen safe mineral oil for a functional and beautiful finished product.

About the Instructor

Daniel Beck

Daniel T. Beck is the Iron Studio Coordinator at Penland School of Crafts, facilitating metalworking classes that include blacksmithing, steel fabrication, casting of iron and bronze, and most things in between. He maintains a studio practice in Spruce Pine, NC working in steel and concrete sculpture and architectural blacksmithing commissions. Teaching: Penland School of Crafts, Appalachian State University, and private classes.

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Blacksmithing Spoons + Bottle Openers

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Class Details
May 12 - May 1310 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $145.00
Member Tuition: $130.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Daniel Beck
Seats Available: 6
Level: All Levels