Learn how to make your own tools and knives at Sterling College this summer when Lucian Avery returns to teach two short courses, “Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner” and “Blacksmithing Skills: Carving Knife.”
The “Essentials” class, June 26-27, explores the fundamentals of blacksmithing through a series of small projects. Students in the “Skills” class, June 28-30, focus on a specific project and will forge a blade, make a wooden handle, and sew a sheath. The “Skills” class will also cover how to sharpen and maintain tools.
Avery is a Vermont blacksmith who does custom work for clients throughout the United States, in addition to tool making, in his Vermont studio. He emphasizes old-fashioned craftsmanship and handwork when teaching and demonstrating blacksmithing.
For more information on these courses and to register, please visit: https://www.sterlingcollege.edu/course/blacksmithing-essentials-beginner/ and https://www.sterlingcollege.edu/course/blacksmithing-skills-carving-knife/
This class is being offered through The School of the New American Farmstead (SNAF), Sterling College’s continuing education program, which presents agrarians, culinarians, entrepreneurs and craftspeople ways to hone valuable skills while adhering to the College’s principles of environmental stewardship and experiential learning.