Blacksmith Classes in the new Forge Building!
Pottery classes (with our new kiln) are back!
Planned classes for April 2023:
Introduction to Forge beginners class: Saturday, April 8 – from 9am-1pm. Cost $50. Limited to 4 students. Preregistration required.
Project class: Saturday, April 22 – from 9am to 1pm. Learn to forge Forged Twists. Material cost $50. We will examine various ways bar stock can be twisted. Student should be able to make a letter opener or fire poker. Open to anyone that has taken “Intro to Forge class” or Instructor’s approval. Limited to 4 students. Preregistration required.
Friday evening opportunities: Friday, April 14 & 28 – from 5:30-8:30pm. Work on a project or skill of your choice or Instructor’s project. Material cost $40. Open to anyone that has taken “Intro to Forge class” or Instructor’s approval. RSVP – space is limited.
Two evening Blacksmith Knife class: Tuesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 20 – from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. This class will focus on improving skills while making blade. Material cost $75. Open to anyone that has taken “Intro to Forge class” or Instructor’s approval. Preregistration required.
Now offering Individual Instruction – full day $150 – Call to schedule
For all classes eye protection is required. Long sleeves are recommended as well as work gloves. Closed toed shoes required. No sandals.
***You can reach out to Steve via phone at 410-979-8703 or his email [email protected] to directly secure your spot for these classes.
Restoration Farm is happy to announce that pottery classes are back! Check out the following classes. All classes require pre-registration. Be sure to contact Sarah to secure your spot as these classes are likely to fill up quickly!
“Try it” class – One 3 hour class from 9:30-12:30pm offered on the following date: February 25th. Cost $70.00. Limited to 5 people. Class is full.
Learn how to center clay on the wheel. Conquering this foundational skill will then allow you to make cups, bowls, and other pieces. At the end of this class you will choose two of your favorite pieces that you created and then choose which glaze color you would like. (We have a variety!) 15 pounds of clay included.
Your pieces will then be trimmed, dried, bisque fired, glazed, and finally glazed fired. Each piece needs about a week to dry out and each firing takes several days. We will contact you when they are ready to be picked up (usually 8-12 days).
3 Week Wheel Class (Beginner/Intermediate)
This is a 3 week class offered January 28th and February 4 & 11 from 9:30am-12:30pm. Class is full.
Another 3 week class is offered February 9, 16, & 23 from 5:30-8:30 pm. Cost $190.00 Limited to 5 people.
Beginner/Intermediate Wheel class: Learn how to center clay on the wheel. Conquering this foundational skill will then allow you to make cups, tumblers, bowls, and other pieces. In second and third classes, learn the finer skills of trimming, and the creative ideas and techniques of glazing. Follow up classes will also allow you more time on the wheel. 25 pounds of clay included.
For those with foundational skills (centering 1-3 pounds of clay on the wheel)-Learn how to center larger weights of clay on the wheel. Learn new techniques which include throwing lines, swirls, and the use of ribs for more decorative finishes on your wheel thrown pieces. Additional skills taught also include handle pulling for mugs, pitchers, etc. 25 pounds of clay included.
If interested, spend some time learning about the technique and chemistry of making glazes. While we do have brushing glazes available, we also make some of our glazes from scratch.
Handbuilding a mug class – One 3 hour class from 9:30-12:30pm offered on the following date: February 18th. Cost $35. Limited to 6 people. Only 3 spots left.
Saturdays from 11:00-1:30
11:00-12:00 for glazing
12:00-1:30 for throwing
30.00 per Saturday which includes glazes and firing
Clay is available for purchase in 25 lb. increments
***You can reach out to Sarah via her email [email protected] to directly secure your spot for these classes.