Kitchen Tools

July 15 - July 19, 2022

Kitchen Tools


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $85

This is a great opportunity for beginner or novice blacksmiths to build their skills! This workshop will focus on the use of forged and fabricated steel to create functional kitchenware objects. Hand forging and power hammer work will be employed to help with tapering and isolating material. Planishing, layout, and cold connections will also be covered in this class. This is an excellent chance to learn a broad range of metalworking techniques and to leave with something that will last a lifetime.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


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



Zachary Lihatsh

Zachary Lihatsh is an artist, designer, and blacksmith. He is the co-founder of Helen street studios LLC; an art and industrial space. He is the sole proprietor of Dry River Forge LLC. Zach Spends much of his time working in his shared studio space, creating tools and public art, as well as sculptures and private commissions. He received his MFA at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He has taught blacksmithing at high school and college levels as well as assisting at Penland School of craft in North Carolina. He has exhibited work and lectured at the Estonian Academy of Art, The University of Gothenburg, The Appalachian Center for Craft and Penland School of Craft. His Public art commissions can be seen in Tucson, Arizona and at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

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