Want to try out a technique you saw demonstrated? Or work a bit more on what you learned in a class? Stop by the Open Forges section of the teaching area. You’ll find forges, anvils, and friendly helpful experienced blacksmiths.
The Open Forges section will be available for self-directed work on Friday and Saturday.
Use of the Open Forges area is available to registered conference participants. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Users must provide their own stock and tools.
If this is your first conference and/or you’ve never hit hot metal before, please take a class or two before using the open forges. Open forges are NOT a class. We expect you to know basic blacksmithing skills and safety precautions for working around hot metal.