Hands-on, Educational and Inspiring Workshops 
in Partnership with Penland School of Craft

Watch this space for more workshops coming in January

To receive information about upcoming classes write to hello@pioneerlife.org

Hot Date: Blacksmithing for Two

You select the date and call us for availability

$210 per couple

Instructor: Paul Lundquist


Step into the blacksmith shop to experience the feeling of hammering on hot iron! Bring a friend to learn the craft of forging, a common yet critical skill required for life in 1850.


First, you’ll learn to build and maintain a coal fire. Then you will make two or three small items like a bottle opener, bracelets, a tool, or nails and hooks. We’ll even throw in a little history so, as you work, you will learn how our forebears develop skills to create essential items needed on the homestead. The instructor will guide and coach while you work on your piece with your own hands.


Mac and Karen Grassi blacksmithing with Paul Lundquist.

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