Open Forge Night at Adirondack Folk School

05/16/2018 - 10/17/2018
Adirondack Folk School,
51 Main StLake Luzerne, NY 12846
518-696-2400

Open Forge nights return to the Adirondack Folk School.

The history of blacksmithing dates to ancient Egypt - a dagger found dating to 1350 BC is considered to be the product of a Hittite tradesman. The Iron Age occured approximately 800-500 BC and the smith can be found in classical mythology of the Roman Gods, Greeks, Phoenicians and Aztecs; courtesy of Forge magazine.

You know how beautiful wrought iron decor can be and durable - have you ever considered how these items are crafted? Join Expert-smith Steve Gurzler as he demonstrates the historic art of blacksmithing on the 3rd Wednesday from May through October.

There is no fee to observe - if you would like to try your hand there is a fee to forge an item at the open forge. Safety precautions apply and must be followed if you choose to make an item - wear hard shoes without open toes and long pants; goggles and gloves are provided.

 

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