This workshop is intended for women who have little to no experience working with steel and fire. Discover that blacksmithing isn’t only about brute strength but also requires desire, patience and finesse. This two-day workshop will provide an overview of the blacksmithing tradition, covering primary tools, safety precautions, creative prospects and most significantly hands-on exercises. Participants will be taught how to light and manage a coal forge and will be introduced to some of the fundamental techniques of blacksmithing, including tapering, twisting, shouldering, punching, scrolling, riveting, and finishing. Students will leave with one forged wall mountable coat hanger. Learn that blacksmithing isn’t just a hobby for men to enjoy in an inclusive and accepting environment at the Memphis Metal Museum!
Note: This workshop is only open to individuals who identify as women.
$360 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up