The Hammer Rack

July 19 - July 23, 2024

The Hammer Rack


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $90

Form and function: this workshop will be an exercise in taking a project from concept to layout and execution, while addressing any issues that arise along the way. We will focus on being precise in our approach to layout and forging while also being open to pivoting our approach when things don’t go the way we intend. The focus of this project will be slit and drift joinery with a tapered keyed friction joint. Through repetition you will build knowledge and confidence in this joinery process.

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

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


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Pete Braspenninx

Pete Braspenninx, owner of Phyre Forge, is a graduate of the university of Michigan school of art and design (2004) He is an artist, blacksmith and educator based in Michigan. His work has been shown, collected and published nationally and internationally. His work focuses on using traditional methods to create modern forms.

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