PROSPECT HILL FORGE: The Blacksmithing Classroom

Many of the features of this website use JavaScript. Your browser either doesn't support Javascript, or you have it disabled. You will need Javascript enabled to view our complete class descriptions or use our otherwise convenient registration and email links.

If you'd rather, you can reach us directly by phone:
Mike - 617 230 9572 or Carl - 781 608 0900


In the event of inclement weather, please check our Snow and Bad Weather Policy.

Blacksmithing Gift Certificates:

Ok, we're into that season.
If you would like to order a Gift Certificate
for a blacksmithing class
or for a particular dollar amount,
please Click Here.


Prospect Hill Forge is a teaching smithy
located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

We offer:


To register for a class:

  1. Have a look at the column to the right, or go to the calendar.
  2. Click on a class name (or picture) and another window will open.
  3. Scroll down until you find a date and time you like,
  4. Read whatever instructions there might be directly below the "Click Here..." link,
  5. Click the "Click Here..." link,
  6. This will take you to the registration system of whoever "owns" that class. It might be us, it might be any of several Adult Ed organizations.
  7. Follow the instructions when you get there.
Note: if the class is registered through one of our Adult Ed partners, They are the ones that know if it is full, we don't find out until the last day or so.
Regardless of who's doing the registration,
ALL CLASSES ARE TAUGHT AT OUR WALTHAM LOCATION.
(We don't move this stuff.)

Feel free to visit us on Facebook. You don't have to log in to Facebook to see what we have to show, but if you are logged in, feel free to 'Like' us while you're there.
RSS feeds for classes and events
To help you find out when the class you've been waiting for gets scheduled on our calendar, we've created RSS feeds for each class, and one for all our events and activites (classes, open houses, demos...).
(What is RSS, why do I care, and how do I use it?)

Click here to subscribe
to the RSS feed for

All PHF Events

(Our RSS feeds update
a few minutes after midnight
every night.)

These are the next few classes for beginners,
and events of interest.

Click the class name for more information.
Or view our Full Calendar to see everything we have scheduled.


A Taste of Blacksmithing
Our single-session introductory class - $65

January 20 (2018)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

January 27 (2018)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

February 11 (2018)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

... and 6 more are on the calendar.


A Forged Iron Bottle Opener
A tip of the cap to the art of blacksmithing - $65

December 31 (2017)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***
Last chance to make an opener before the evening's festivities.
"Where'd you get that?"
"What? Oh, the opener?"
"Yeah, I've never seen anything like it."
"I made it."
"Nice."
"This afternoon."
" ...! "

January 22 (2018)
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

January 28 (2018)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

... and 5 more are on the calendar.


A Tween's first Taste of Blacksmithing
Our intro class formatted specifically for tweens (ages 11, 12, 13). - $85

December 28 (2017)
Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***

December 29 (2017)
Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***


Open Smithy
A time to do your own things - $25 /hr, $225 /10hr package

December 16 (2017)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

December 17 (2017)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

December 21 (2017)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

... and 3 more are on the calendar.


Nothing but Knives
We make a letter-opener and a knife. Annealed, hardened, and tempered. - $315

December 16, 23, 30 (2017)
Saturdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

A video by and of Mark Oribello, one of our advanced students and Open Smithy monitors:

- On the South side of Guinan Street, toward the Eastern end - Waltham - Massachusetts -
- P.O.Box 541372 - 02454 -
781 816 9433 (781 81 oxide)
-- Directions --