Intermediate Blacksmithing

August 27 - August 31, 2021

Intermediate Blacksmithing


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $100

You’ve got the basic skills  but now it’s time to work towards mastering the dance. Come further hone your skill at the forge through project based exercises.  Expect to gain a proper understanding of fire control and gain more confidence in your ability at managing all aspects of your practice simultaneously. This workshop will include a lot of handwork and very little power tools. Participants need to already have an understanding of the coal forge and its functions. You can hammer yes! Now it’s time to work on finesse.

Level: Intermediate
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



Jacob Brown

Jacob Brown is an Artist Blacksmith. Originally from California, at age fifteen, he started working as a welder/metal fabricator in Oakland, CA. Later, he attended The Oxbow School in Napa, CA, where he concentrated on sculpture. He then moved on to study at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago where he obtained a BFA. Following that, he completed his Blacksmithing apprenticeship at The National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN. He traveled across the United States and internationally to study and work with different Smiths. He then became the studio head for Blacksmithing, Fine metals and Woodworking at Peters Valley. Mr. Brown now lives in Memphis, TN where he is the facilities manager for the Metal Museum. In his work, he tries to promote the rejuvenation of the relationship between the object, its maker, purpose, and audience in a contemporary manner while honoring its roots. This relationship, and responsibility is at the heart of his goal as a maker of things.