The Barefoot Forge

Your Ring Is special, We think so too.

We are excited to have classes coming soon! Hopefully some classes will be scheduled and announced for late January of 2018!
Be sure to fill out the form which puts you on the contact list so that you can be the first to see the class schedule, coming out soon!

Our Blacksmithing classes are for everyone, no previous experience required!
The project of the first class will be one of our favorites, making railroad spikes into shapely bottle openers! This class will begin with the basic operation of tools, safety and forging methods. It will showcase squaring, hammer technique, drawing of metal (making it longer), twisting, bending, cleanup, and finishing. At the end of the class, each student will have two of their own hand crafted, beautiful and long lasting hand forged bottle opener to take home with them to "Test Thoroughly"!
So come learn a dying art and swing a hammer at some hot steel!

Future classes will include projects such as wall hooks, ornate leafs, roses, and an intermediate level class on knife making. Currently, the only offering is the introduction to bottle openers, an interactive experience designed to be the blacksmithing equivalent of drinking wine at a paint studio. Will you go home an expert blacksmith, No chance. Will you go home with some awesome bottle openers and a heck of a fun experience? YOU BET! 
 The class size is limited to only 4 students, and spaces tend to go fast! The cost of each class is $100/student for 4 hours of instruction and forge time.  All students must be at least 18 years of age and fit enough to swing a 4lb hammer.
WE DO NOT OFFER ANY CLASSES TO MINORS, and we do not currently offer any knife making classes. 

Classes will take place at production blacksmithing studio in a warehouse located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Additional information will be emailed to those who sign up.

CURRENT CLASSES AVAILABLE:
https://www.thebarefootforge.com/shop/lessons


Interested in taking a class but don't see any currently listed? Click on the button below, and we'll put your name on a contact list for the next round of classes. THIS WILL ALSO GET YOUR FIRST NOTICE OF ADDITIONAL/FUTURE CLASSES BEING OFFERED, SO SIGN UP!