Come and spend time with Mark Aspery
, Lucian Avery, Steve Joslyn, and Adam Howard here in the beautiful Adirondacks.
During our Forge & Hammer Week there will be a number of evening Lectures and Demonstrations open to the public including: Mark Aspery
on Saturday night, August 10, Adam Howard on Tuesday night, August 13, and Lucian Avery on Friday night, August 16.
We are thrilled that Mark
will be joining us to teach at AFS
Mark is a renowned blacksmith who is sought for his knowledge as one of the finest blacksmiths in the country.
Leaves have often been used as motifs to enhance grilles, gates, railings, and other forms of decorative ironwork.
In this class you will learn the fundamentals of leaf making, specifically the Acanthus Leaf, and you will make your own leave-making tools.
This class is intended for those with prior blacksmithing experience.
Again, a chance on the East Coast to work with Mark Aspery
, a master smith.
The Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America
(ABANA) has developed a project they call the ABANA
Grille for their Journeyman Blacksmithing Curriculum.
In this class you will build a grille under the guidance of Mark Aspery
Blacksmithing skills such as design, layout, scrolls, collars, forge welding, and other joinery techniques will be included.