Tools for the Home & Garden

June 28 - July 2, 2024

Tools for the Home & Garden


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $95

This project and exploration based class will focus on the production of useful and beautiful tools for the home, garden, and fireplace. We will cover a variety of forging processes, as well as pay careful attention to function and ergonomics. Participants from beginners on up should expect to come away with interesting new techniques and processes to explore.

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



Reed Peck-Kriss

Reed Peck-Kriss is a sculptural and architectural blacksmith, and the Large Metals/Sculpture Manager and Technician at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, in seattle. Born and raised in the Bay Area in California, he spent several years as one of the residents at the Metal Museum, in Memphis, before traveling the country as a journeyman blacksmith for several years. Reed sees his sculptural and architectural practices as being inseparable parts of the same whole, both being centrally concerned with explorations of form, line, connection, and space.

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