This is a chance to work on your own projects or continue on a project begun in a class. There will be a monitor whose job it is to help keep you and the tools safe, and to know where stuff is. The monitor is not expected to be any more helpful than that, but sometimes it happens.
If you would like to reserve a forge in a scheduled Open Smithy session, please scroll down to the date that interests you and click where it says "Click Here".
There are classes that are marked "(space available)" on the calendar, which means that there's an open forge at which you could work on your projects whilst we conduct a class around you.
Contact us directly if you are interested in one of those times.
(Because of the need to occasionally stop everyone hammering, we'll be appropriately generous with the accounting of OS time.)
If you just show up, you're taking a chance that no one else reserved and we decided to sleep in/go sailing/go dancing, OR that lots of people reserved and there's no room for you.
Hours vary. dates×
Some smithing experience expected.
Ability to clean, light, run, and take down a coal forge required.
Instructor(s): PHF Staff
$25 per hour 1 hr minimum 10-hour-package discount available
Maximum 4 students, one per forge
Gift Certificates for Open Smithy 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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Dates and Times:
- not upcoming on our schedule,
- or we've fallen behind in our clerical duties and not entered it in the database.
If you found it on our calendar page, we are planning to offer it on that date.
This class is either:
If you're interested in taking Open Smithy and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page.
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