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Heart-Shaped Trivet
A reproduction of a Colonial classic

Historically, trivets were as much associated with laundry and "sad irons" as with food preparation. Our design is intended to add an elegant touch to the dining or kitchen table, and is also suitable for cooking at the hearth or by an open fire. It will add a touch of class and authenticity to any 17th or 18th century re-enactment, or protect the table in a modern home. This class covers the production of a traditional and useful heart-shaped trivet, based on several in the Sorber collection of colonial wrought iron.

Make one for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day (or commission us to make one for you!)

Gift Certificates for Heart-Shaped Trivet are available.

6 hours, 2 3-hour sessions.    dates&times

Instructor: Carl West
$210 per student
Class size is limited to 4 students (one per forge).


Required: A rapid Covid test that day.
Yes, really, we're still asking for it in 2024.
It's still out there, and no fun at all.

Students should have taken Rudiments of Blacksmithing I (or be prepared to spend several more hours in Open Smithy time at some later date).

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge:
closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped. Sneakers are sufficient, sandals, crocs, pumps, mules... are not), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes.
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Dates and Times:
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