Blacksmith Classes

Pieh School
Pieh Tool Blacksmith School

Pieh Tool offers monthly artistic blacksmith classes in Camp Verde, Arizona. Classes are geared toward beginner to intermediate skill levels. No prior experience is required.  

What people are saying:

 "Gordon can demonstrate more in one day, than most others could show in an entire week."

So be prepared for classes where you will be DOING smithing all day long and he will teach as much as you are willing to learn.

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*All students enrolled in our classes may take advantage of store wide 10% discount on merchandise purchases made during the class session.

Exclusions: Power or Treadle Hammers, Fly Presses, Milwaukee Electric Power Tools, Jet Machinery & Equipment, Johnson Furnaces, Wilton equipment or any of the aforementioned accessories. Also excludes Classes, Gift Certificates and Sale items.

Blacksmith Class at Pieh Tool

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Blacksmith class in Arizona with Gordon Williams.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)

Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.

LEARN
Basic techniques of blacksmithing, Traditional joinery, Forge welding, Tool making

FACILITY IS WELL EQUIPPED
Propane forges and a coal forge anvils and vises, Swage blocks, Welding equipment, Sahinler SM34 Air Hammer, "The Mark" Inline Treadle Hammer, Baldor Grinder/Sander, TW90 Belt Sander, Lots of tools

TAKE HOME FINISHED PROJECTS (6-12)
Rose leaf cup rack, Hand-forged rose, Animal heads and figures, Wall-mounted riveted cup holder, Knife, Hooks or towel holder, Tongs and veining chisel, and much more...

Item #: BPRFM-BLK
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Resident instructor Gordon Williams has been blacksmithing since 1990, full-time since 1998. He has a production workshop in which he creates home exterior/interior hardware, lamps, fire sets, coat and pot racks and exhibits at several leading arts and crafts shows. Gordon taught classes at his shop, Victory Forge, in the late ‘90’s and for Pieh Tool Company at the Bill Pieh Resource for Metalwork since 2003.
He is a favorite demonstrator for the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association (AABA) and other ABANA Chapters and often demonstrates before the public at fairs and festivals. The Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association (UMBA) Library has an outstanding video available of Gordon demonstrating at the 2007 Blacksmith Association of Missouri (BAM) conference. Gordon finds great joy in getting his students “fired up” to unlock their artistic talents and a number of them now have successful blacksmithing businesses. Williams' likes to keep things lively and running in a fast paced manner!

Cancellation Policy:
$100 is non-refundable. The remainder of the fees may be applied to another class within 14 days notice of class date. Cancellations after 14 days prior to class are not refundable or transferable. Pieh Tool has the right to cancel a class that is not full.

General Information:
We provide a complete workstation with gas forge, anvil, tools and vise. Students should bring a notebook and pen. Students are required to wear safety glasses, and ear protection. Pieh Tool has a full line of blacksmithing supplies available for purchase as well.

Coffee, donuts and water provided.

LODGING IN CAMP VERDE

SHUTTLE:
Daily shuttle service available to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Camp Verde. For information call 928-282-2066 or view their website at
www.sedona-phoenix.com.