Whether you want to get behind the anvil, try your hand at welding, or give casting a go, metal is an amazing medium. We partner with some of the finest metal artisans in the city including Goat N Hammer, the instructors of MASS Collective, and more. See what workshops we have coming your way below.
Upcoming Metal Workshops:
Our take on a hobbyist favorite, the Railroad Spike Knife is a fun place to begin your journey into smithing.
This year, The Homestead Atlanta is curating the Sandy Spring Festival’s historic district, bringing a wide array of vendors, demos, and exciting learning opportunities. Come visit The Homestead and an amazing collection of creators in the lush garden behind the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.
In the Skull Bottle Opener class we will introduce you to some of the basic processes of blacksmithing and get you comfortable with the shop, equipment, and materials. Some of the processes of blacksmithing you will learn in this class are: isolations, drifting, forming on the horn, punching, and chiseling.
Bottle openers are a fun way to get started in blacksmithing. In this class we will introduce you to some of the basic processes of blacksmithing: set downs, chasing, punching, drifting, and forming.
This class is pretty tricky. We recommend having taken both a Level I and a Level II Introduction to Knife Grinding class before trying this one. The Karambit Knife class is a great next step in your journey through the stock removal method of knifemaking. In this class we will be using a 2x72 belt grinder to profile, bevel, and sharpen a karambit, which is a more complicated shape than our Levels I and II Introduction to Knife Grinding shapes. You’ll also learn proper heat treating, and equipment safety all while having an awesome time with us in the shop!
All skill levels welcome! A bottle opener is a fun way to start your blacksmithing journey. In this class we will introduce you to some of the basic processes of blacksmithing: set downs, chasing, punching, and forming.
Our take on a hobbyist favorite, the Railroad Spike Knife is a fun place to begin your journey into smithing. You and your child will work together to complete your projects.
Prerequisites: Blacksmithing 100s and 200s. Continue your journey through the Foundational Skills of Blacksmithing! After you’ve taken the 100s and 200s classes, the next step is exploring octagonals. You’ll be further developing your hammer control and finish,and adding a few more tricks and techniques to your skills toolbox.
All skill levels welcome! The Celtic brooch, also known as a pennanular brooch is a form of utilitarian fastener most often associated with the early Iron Age in Ireland and Britain. The one you will make in this class is our interpretation of an ancient design. In this class you’ll learn basic blacksmithing processes: tapering, scrolling, fishtails, and forming.
For those who have already taken Intro to Knife Grinding. You’ll definitely want to show off your Tanto when you finish making it. In this class, you’ll learn to use a 2x72 belt grinder as an introduction to stock removal, peripherals, and bevels. You’ll also learn about heat treating your creations all while having an awesome time with us in the shop!
Bottle openers are a fun way to start your journey into blacksmithing. In the Scrolled Bottle Opener class we will introduce you to some of the basic processes of blacksmithing including: spreading, bending, and scrolling.
Leaves are a classic motif in traditional blacksmithing. In this class we will make a simple leaf form and introduce you to some of the basic processes of blacksmithing: tapers, set downs, creating a pre-former, controlled spreading, chasing, dapping, and forming.
This is a perfect next step after you’ve taken Goat ‘n’ Hammer’s Railroad Spike Knife class! Since you’ve decided to continue developing your skills as a knife maker, you’ll learn set-downs, making a pre-former, beveling, and controlling shape while beveling.