The History, Philosophy, and Craft of Blacksmithing
Blacksmiths, shaping iron with fire and hammer thousands of years ago, laid a foundation for all modern technology. This workshop, led by the founders of Spokane’s Columbia Fire & Iron, an association of 150 blacksmithing and knife making enthusiasts, lays a foundation for understanding the history, philosophy, and craft of blacksmithing. Participants of all skill levels may register for this workshop. The special properties of steel and iron will be explained and demonstrated, as will all the basics of the blacksmithing craft: shaping, joining, hardening and tempering. Includes a brief introductory talk, a display of ironwork, and opportunity for hands-on learning. Limit of six participants per session. May 2-3, with sessions from 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. and 1:30-4:45 p.m. both days.
- Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave., Spokane
- Browne's Addition neighborhood, Downtown
- $36/members; $40/non-members
- (509) 456-3931
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