Ring in the season with the hearty sound of the anvil as you learn basic blacksmithing skills and create wonderful holiday presents. Project choices will build your skills throughout the week as you sample a variety of forging techniques. Make items for gift giving or decorating including wall hooks, towel bars, bells, a candle stand, and ornaments. This class is designed especially for beginners, but students of all levels are welcome.
Allan Kress is a full-time blacksmith in north Alabama, where he creates custom ironwork. He has taken many classes at the Folk School from some of the best smiths in the country. Allan has taught and demonstrated here since 1997, has demonstrated at many state and private blacksmithing conferences, and attends art and craft shows around the U.S.
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