PROSPECT HILL FORGE: The Blacksmithing Classroom

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Mike - 617 230 9572 or Carl - 781 608 0900

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

Note: Prospect Hill Forge is not a 9 to 5 business.
Please do not go out of your way to visit without contacting us first (and getting a reply) to arrange a mutually convenient time.

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,
(We don't move this stuff.)

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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?)

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All PHF Events

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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.

Open House at Prospect Hill Forge
Not a class, but a chance to see the place and socialize a bit -

Saturday, November 9
4pm - 11pm

Saturday, December 14 (and Sales Event)
4pm - 11pm


A Taste of Blacksmithing
A single-session introductory class - $75

Sunday, October 20
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Friday, October 25 -- Private Class (Ryan Dillis' people)
1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***

Thursday, October 31
1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***


A Forged Iron Bottle Opener
A single-session introductory class - $75

Friday, October 18
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday, October 27
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Waltham Mills Artists' Association Open Studios
Lots of Art and Artists, cool Work, cool Spaces -

Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3
12:00 Noon to 6pm each day

Saturdayand Sunday, November 2
12:00 Noon to 6pm


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

Thursday, October 17
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Saturday, October 19
10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

Thursday, October 24
6:30pm - 9:30pm

... and 19 more are on the calendar.

Rudiments of Blacksmithing I
The beginning of learning the basics of blacksmithing (4 weeks) - $390

Mondays, November 18, 25, December 2, 9
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Nothing but Knives
We make a letter-opener and a knife. Annealed, hardened, and tempered. - $375

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30
6:30pm - 9:30pm


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)
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