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Iron Carving
Introduction to Animal Head Finials

Through the ages, smiths have used a few deft blows here and there to finish their work with animal, bird, human, or fantastic head finials and ornaments similar to the gargoyles and grotesques found at the roof-lines of cathedrals, palaces, and castles. This class will give you the opportunity to follow in this decorative tradition.

You'll learn how to use punches and chisels to open mouths, punch noses and eyes, and cut ears and horns to make fantastical creature heads with unique personalities.

6 hours 2 meetings     dates&times

Rudiments I

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

Gift Certificates for Iron Carving are available.
Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will see if we can set it up with our registration partners.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.


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