Beverage Utensils: Corkscrews, Cocktail Spoons, and More

July 7 - July 11, 2023

Beverage Utensils: Corkscrews, Cocktail Spoons, and More


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $100

Come learn to forge functional items for the kitchen or bar, with an emphasis on beverage utensils such as bottle openers, corkscrews, cocktail spoons, and bottle stoppers. You will be introduced to the foundational techniques of forging (tapering, upsetting, bending, twisting, punching, and drifting) through a series of projects, with the opportunity to focus on objects or processes of their choosing. Participants will also have the option of working with stainless steel in addition to mild steel.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Mak Henriksen

Mak is a journeyman blacksmith from the Pacific Northwest, whose work is often inspired by the forested shores of the Salish Sea. They travel the U.S. to work for different smiths, making both architectural and sculptural objects as well as smaller-scale home furnishings and utensils.

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