• June 04, 2017
  • August 31, 2017
  • Oakland, CA

Wrought Academy Blacksmithing Classes

June to August 2017

An Open House and Mead Tasting

DATE: June 17, 2017, 12am to 4pm

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Come and see a superbly equipped smithy - as well as the Wrought Academy school - at James Austin's shop in Oakland's warehouse district.  Throughout the day James will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing techniques from Wrought Academy classes as well as answer any questions you might have about the history, tools and learning opportunities at his smithy.  From 2pm to 4pm adult guests will be able to sample the Spring batch of mead that James and Sal brewed.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

DATE: June 24 and 25, 2017

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For people who would like to delve into early blacksmithing as they reproduce iron articles from the Viking and Middle Ages. 

Forge Welded Bladesmithing Hammers (New Class)

DATE: July 7, 8 and 9, 2017

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In this class students will forge blade-smithing and blacksmithing hammers from the Viking Age based on archeological finds.  

Forging Traditional Norwegian Knife Blades

DATE: July 21, 22 and 23 , 2017

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In this class students will laminate iron and steel together by forge welding to form blades in the Norwegian tradition which James learned in Norway in May of 2016.

Fine Silver Overlay for Blacksmiths

DATE: July 29 and 30, 2017

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In this class students will learn the fine art of preparing soft steel surfaces for the overlay of fine silver wire to create intricate designs. They will be able to forge their own steel articles, such as jewelry, to decorate with this ancient technique.

Forging a Viking-Age Anvil

DATE: August 19, 2017

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Only 2 students will be able to enroll into this 1-day class. Striking hammers and sparks will fly as we forge weld high carbon steel faces onto soft iron bodies to create Viking style anvils using historical techniques.

Forging a Viking-Age Axe

DATE: August 25, 26 and 27, 2017

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In this class students will forge historically based Viking-style axes using the authentic Asymmetric Wrap technique found in most Viking age axes.

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