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Sundays at the Forge

Sunday Afternoons are a special time for many people, a time to relax, a time to set aside the cares of the work week, a time to hit hot iron with a hammer.

We've shuffled our course schedule around a bit and are pleased to announce 'Sundays at the Forge', a series of laid-back, atelier-style, demonstrations and simple workshops paired with Open Smithy time.

Topics will vary, ranging from Aluminum Casting with the Coal Forge to Explorations in Foldforming, from Knife Sharpening Techniques to Twisting the Afternoon Away. Some topics will repeat regularly, such as our monthly Striker Team Practice, some topics will come up every few months, and some just once a year.

What they'll have in common is that they will generally be light treatments of topics that can be covered in a more social, less intense manner than our regular classes. Students will be more free to make their own mistakes and learn by doing so. Sometimes students will share forges, rather than having a private workspace. There will be more opportunity to get to know your fellow smiths, and there may be a pot-luck or an outing for ice cream or ethnic food included in the day's schedule.

'Sundays at the Forge' runs from 2 pm to 4 pm, and will be followed by at least 2 hours of Open Smithy time for those who want to keep rolling and put what they've learned into practice right away.

Sessions will be $35 for the 2-4 pm session; a subscription can be purchased for $100/mo (pro-rated for months when we're going to be short of available Sundays). Subscriptions to repeating SatF topics, such as "Striker Team" and "Exploring Foldforming", can also be purchased on a separate basis at $75/quarter.

Reserving Open Smithy time on Sundays will be like reserving any other OS time; people who have reserved in advance have priority. SatF subscription holders will enjoy a discounted rate of $20 per hour for SatF OS, but may be asked to double up on a forge if numbers require.

Gift Certificates for Sundays at the Forge are available.

2 hours per meeting    dates&times

Instructor: PHF Staff
$35 per student
8 - 12 students for most sessions


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.

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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This class is either:
- 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.

If you're interested in taking Sundays at the Forge and it's not on the calendar, please tell us using our Notification-List Page.

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