Our blacksmithing classes at Three Creeks Farm included introductory sessions for complete beginners who have never picked up a hammer.
You’ll learn the art of blacksmithing on a real working farm, with hands-on personal instruction as you learn how to make a variety of hand-forged items.
Space is very limited in our blacksmithing classes and they fill up extremely quickly — we recommend that you register and pay online for your class as soon as possible to save your spot.
Upcoming Blacksmithing Classes
- Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 – Intermediate Blacksmithing – 2-5 pm
- Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 – Intro to Knife Making – 9 am to noon
- Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 – Beginning Blacksmithing – 6-9 PM
- Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 – Beginning Blacksmithing – 9 AM to noon
- Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 – Beginning Blacksmithing – 9 AM to noon
We also offer small group and family lessons; if you’d like to schedule a private class, please contact us to set things up.
We now maintain a mailing list just for our blacksmithing classes and send out an email to subscribers at the beginning of each month listing the classes that will be available for the next several months. Click here to subscribe to our blacksmithing newsletter.
Below you’ll find some more information about our classes and general philosophy. All classes are held here on our working farm and typically have no more than 4 students.
That means you’ll get plenty of instruction time and classes are designed so that you’ll be able to make and finish a project to take home with you.
Our Beginning Blacksmithing class is the most popular, giving you a basic history of blacksmithing and showing you the tools of the trade.
All materials, supplies, and tools are included in the class fee; you just need to show up with a willingness to jump in and get your hands dirty at the forge!
You’ll learn basic blacksmithing techniques such as drawing out, twisting, and splitting.
Each beginning student will work on a piece during the class — usually a decorative hook or similar item — that they’ll finish and take home.
Our Intermediate Blacksmithing class extends the skills you learn in Beginning Blacksmithing, with this class focusing on splitting and shaping techniques. Students will forge a fire poker and a heart hook.
Students will advance their skill by learning decorative techniques such as leaves and rams’ heads and use these skills to create functional items such as candle holders.
Students must be comfortable with twisting, curling, splitting and shaping.
We also conduct blacksmithing demonstrations as part of our farm tours and frequently travel to do period blacksmithing and spinning demonstrations throughout Tennessee.
We sell Steve’s hand-forged work in our shop including colonial period ironwork and other decorative and functional items.
He also is available for custom blacksmithing work and projects such as decorative pieces, hinges, and more.