Jon Hadden

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Jon Hadden has been forging steel since 2015. He started learning from home before taking his first class at Peters Valley School of Craft. Jon has also taken classes at The New England School of Metalwork in Auburn ME before returning to Peters Valley in 2018 and 2019 as the studio assistant in the Blacksmith Shop. Jon began teaching classes at Peters Valley in 2019. Jon is most interested in the raw nature of the metals he works with and the natural beauty that emerges from them. He enjoys creating beautiful pieces that are also of practical value.

Workshops

Hammer & Tongs: Learning to Forge

In this introductory workshop students will learn the “King of Trades”: Blacksmithing. You will begin by learning how to start and manage a coal fire. Basic processes and methods will […]

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The Finer Points of Blacksmithing

Come explore forging just beyond the beginner level to sharpen your existing skills and understanding of the process while learning some new things along the way. This workshop will be […]

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Beginning Blacksmithing

Learn to forge metal with a hammer and anvil while gaining basic working skills of blacksmithing tools and techniques. Topics covered will include; coal forge maintenance, hammering techniques, use of […]

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Beginning Blacksmithing

Learn to forge metal with a hammer and anvil while gaining basic working skills of blacksmithing tools and techniques. Topics covered will include; coal forge maintenance, hammering techniques, use of […]

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