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Metal Roses, Copper and Steel
Permanent Flowers

Over the centuries roses have symbolized love, friendship, and even alliances in war. This class will use the familiar rose shape as an introduction to smithing skills and tools.

The first half of the class will be an introduction to various common tools and techniques used in shaping metal as you use a hammer and anvil to draw, flatten, taper, and bend copper into a rose you can take home.
Once you've had the opportunity to practice these moves the second half of the class will focus on applying these techniques to a harder metal, still using traditional tools and techniques but this time with hot steel.
At the end of the second half you will have a second rose, made out of steel, to bring home.

Gift Certificates for Metal Roses, Copper and Steel are available.

6 hours, one meeting (with lunchbreak)    dates&times

Instructor: Mark Oribello
Tuition: $250 per student
Maximum 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.

This is an introductory class and no previous blacksmithing or metalworking experience is necessary (although it’s always helpful).

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.
Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:
If none of the dates below work for you (or are already full), we suggest you
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- not upcoming on our schedule,
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