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Benchmaking

Peters Valley School of Craft

Need some extra seats around the table? How about a place on the porch to sit and pull your garden boots on? Why not make a nice bench that serves both these purposes well and gives you some woodworking experience at the same time?

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Segmented Patterns: Unlocking the Process

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for turners who want to better understand how to make segmented patterns. You will explore design concepts, learn construction tips and build patterns.

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Figuring it Out

Peters Valley School of Craft

What inspires you? What interests you? Where do your influences come from? Let’s figure it out with a two pronged approach to generating and exploring ideas in furniture and object design by building a small cabinet.

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The Rocking Chair

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this hands-on workshop, Master Craftsman Ken Burton will guide you through the process of building his take on this iconic piece of furniture.

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Sculptural Stringed Instrument Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come join us and make your own sculptural string instrument! Whether you are a musician who wants to learn woodworking to make your instrument, a woodworker who would like to learn the elements of string instrument or someone just looking for a fun week, this is the class for you.

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Finding your Voice as a Woodturner

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this project based class, we will examine ways to improve your artistic and technical vocabulary as a woodturner. Throughout the week we will explore the use of paint, texture, and wood burning to hone your individual artistic style.

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Wood Milling

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of how to use a Wood Mizer Portable Sawmill to cut logs into dimensional lumber and slabs of wood with the artist in mind. Each participant will take home a selection of lumber for their personal use.

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Form & Surface

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class participants will be lead through the fundamentals of basic spindle and faceplate turning covering an array of designs suitable as canvases to explore a wide variety of embellishment possibilities.

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Live Edge Furniture

Peters Valley School of Craft

Live edge furniture is among the most beautiful furniture in the world. Live edge provides a way to celebrate the organic shapes of nature through a functional object that is beautiful and unique. In this class we will design and build a live edge piece.

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Cutting Dovetails

Peters Valley School of Craft

Hand cut dovetails are the hallmark of fine furniture. In this workshop you will learn to layout, mark and cut by hand both through dovetails and half blind dovetails. Through dovetails are seen on both faces and half blind dovetails are seen on only one face.

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The Art of Japanese Kumiko

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class, participants will learn to make kumiko panels, which in Japan are used to decorate shoji screens.

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From Tree to Lathe: Decorative Platters

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to turn a “Decorative Platter” by learning how to identify the most common trees in the North East and the best ways to use them.

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Routing Outside the Box

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this hands-on workshop you’ll have the opportunity to develop your own routed box design along with the templates needed to make it happen.

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Drawing the Human Form

Peters Valley School of Craft

This will be an intensive weekend drawing session for those interested in sketching or painting the human form. It is an opportunity for beginners to learn and for experienced artists to fine tune their drawing skills.

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Relief Printmaking and the Book

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore the potential of relief prints and then make a book to house your finished images. You do not need previous experience, but if you do have previous printmaking experience, this class will allow you to perfect your technique.

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Encaustic on Paper

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will focus on layering papers and imagery through collage, using stencils, transferring imagery from photocopies, and burning/branding the paper

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Words and Images

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn various low-tech printmaking techniques including gelatin-plate process, direct stencil, and monotype drawing and use a variety of tools and techniques—drawing, painting, and collage–to make image and text components.

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Watercolor: Wet, Wild and Wonderful

Peters Valley School of Craft

Watercolor is a very versatile and in many ways a very forgiving painting medium. It allows a spontaneity that most other painting mediums do not. We will work en plein air in the picturesque environment of Peters Valley

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Lampworking

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop you will learn the basics of lampworking, or glass bead making using ancient Venetian techniques. Lampworked glass beads have become very popular and this will be a great chance to learn how to manipulate and combine colorful rods of glass into beautiful shapes and beads

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Bas and High Relief Substrates for Mosaics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Designing and constructing high relief and fully three dimensional substrates using easily accessible materials is the focus of this workshop.

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Concrete Tables

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come make a concrete table of your very own design while learning three different concrete casting methods and different mold making tricks to create your table.

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Fragments of Life: Mobiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Ordinary objects unearthed from boxes & drawers, trigger memories as they are transformed into precious elements destined to become part of airborne sculptures known as mobiles.

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Monotypes: One-off’s, Full-on!

Peters Valley School of Craft

“Play” is the keyword at the press with monotype printmaking; it is truly the perfect method/medium for spontaneity and for experimentation with texture, color layering, and negative space (positively, of course).

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Glass Mosaics

Peters Valley School of Craft

Glass mosaics are colorful, fun to make, and last forever. Come learn about color and the mosaic palette, how tile shape creates visual texture, how layout of patterns (opus) affect design and more.

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Playing with Fire: Glass Beads

Peters Valley School of Craft

Glass beads, sparkling jewelry, and playing with fire – you’ll get this and more in this fun 3-day class. If the sumptuous colors don’t get you hooked, the mesmerizing act of winding molten glass around a metal rod will.

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Moldmaking for Small Objects

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to think about, plan and make molds of small objects. Using single and multi-part rubber molds we will make copies of these objects.

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Paint and Play with Alcohol Inks

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come experience the thrill of the bloom and the blend of alcohol ink, as these vibrant colors act and react. You’ll learn techniques such as free flow and pouring, while painting images onto ceramic tiles and other surfaces.

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Get in Shape

Peters Valley School of Craft

Our world is full of interesting shapes, patterns and textures. Organic shapes, geometric shapes, repeating patterns, leading lines, they all have visual and photographic potential.

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The Documentary Photo Story

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore how to build a photo story from beginning to end. As Northwest New Jersey is an area rich with compelling untold stories, course participants will develop an original photo story based on the locality (ex. a local event like the NJ State Fair, historic location, or person).

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Finding your Voice in your Photography

Peters Valley School of Craft

Your photographs are trying to tell you something. Can you hear them? They speak to you about your passions, fears, interests, loves and so much more. They are mirrors into your soul: past, present and future.

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Updating the Classic Landscape

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using tried and true compositional techniques, you will be given the opportunity to create a portfolio of work that captures the beauty and wonder of the natural landscape. Workshop participants will be given instruction about the importance of light quality, leading lines and framing.

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Spirit of Structure

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop focuses on creating photographs in the buildings and landscape of the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. By the end of the week you will leave the workshop with a refreshed creative self who is ready to make new work.

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Rings for Beginners

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn to make a perfectly finished, handmade ring (or two) in only two days! This beginner-friendly workshop is an easy introduction to jewelry and fine metalwork, and will cover the complete process of ring fabrication.

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Floating Stone Setting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop participants will learn to set a small stone on top of a larger stone in order to give a piece of jewelry a layered look.

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Double Sided Chain Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn how to fuse fine silver jump rings together with a torch and shape them to form links without using any solder.

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Pave’ Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

The Pavé setting, (pronounced “pa-vay”), comes from the French word “to pave”, as in paved with diamonds. By closely setting small diamonds together with minimal visibility of the tiny metals beads or prongs holding the stones in place, the effect is one of continuous sparkle.

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Silver Start to Finish

Peters Valley School of Craft

Silver is one of the most beautiful and versatile materials used in jewelry production. In this workshop, you’ll experience every step involved in transforming raw, unprocessed silver into beautiful finished jewelry.

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Forming a Pouring Vessel

Peters Valley School of Craft

The goal of this course is to introduce intermediate level metalsmiths to the world of forming metal. Participants will learn to raise/sink metal and cold forge metal stock.

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Carving and Casting

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course offers a chance to explore the ancient technique of lost wax casting on a jewelry scale.

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Heirloom Flatware

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will investigate the utensils commonly found on the dining table, and in the home kitchen, ranging from forks, spoons, and knives in personal place settings, to larger serving tools suitable for casseroles and pie pans.

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Cloisonne Enameling

Peters Valley School of Craft

Cloisonné enameling is essentially drawing with wires and filling in around them with glass. Several processes will be discussed but cloisonné will be the primary technique covered. It can be simple or complex.

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Forming Dynamics: Vessels Plus

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will be exploring, and exploiting the range of dynamics which copper offers. Participants will learn angle raising using a variety of hand and vice tools, from tradition to alternative.

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Toolmaking for Jewelers

Peters Valley School of Craft

! In this workshop we will start by making a matching scribe and center punch set while we learn the remarkable properties that make steel so useful. We will then make a riveting hammer and, with any time that remains, chasing tools, burnishers, and more!

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Containers with Content

Peters Valley School of Craft

Why are tiny boxes and containers so attractive to us? What draws us in? Is it our desire to know what’s on the inside or to put our treasures in a protective case? In this workshop, you will learn how to make a basic rectangular box with a lid.

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Diminished Diameter Forging

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn techniques to create dramatic designs from heavy gauge sterling or copper wire. Hammers, rolling mill, draw plates, upright sander, files, sand paper and buffers are only some of the tools used to coordinate what you design with what you make.

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Introduction to Stonesetting

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class, participants will learn proper techniques, terminology and “tricks of the trade” in the most popular styles of setting gemstones including prongs, bezels, flush setting, burnishing and channel setting.

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Rings 360

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will explore jewelry design, fabrication, basic stone setting and assembling techniques that are related to the ring concept. We will fashion rings of personal importance, expression, and adornment.

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Fundamentals of Die Forming: 3D Pendants

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn the fundamentals of Die-Forming utilizing the hydraulic press to create a handmade pendant in silver or copper. Participants will also learn the history of die-forming, modern practices, and the artists who employ this awesome and accessible technique in their works.

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Basic Enameling: Lucky Charms

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of enameling and create your own colorful charms and pocket amulets. We will experiment with a variety of enameling techniques such as limoges, sgraffito, stenciling, and wet-packing.

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A Weekend of Baskets

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come spend the weekend learning to weave both a storage and laundry basket! Weaving the laundry basket, you will learn how to measure and cut reed, shape a basket, create inserted handles, and do continuous weaving.

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Introduction to Natural Dyes

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants in this weekend intensive will be introduced to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable botanical dyes. Learn the basics of selecting and preparing fibers, extracting color from a variety of plant materials, and fixing natural dyes to fabric.

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Paper Marbling

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the centuries-old process of floating paint onto a water-based bath, creating patterns in the paints with special tools, and permanently transferring the design onto paper.

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Linoleum Relief Carving and Printing on Fabric

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is a fresh approach to the art of traditional relief block carving and printing on fabric. Demonstrations and specific exercises will teach skills in working from ideas to designs to cutting linoleum blocks and printing on fabric using non-toxic, water-based, high quality textile pigments.

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Bamboo & Glass Vessels: The Light and the Shadow

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this class we will explore using small bamboo and glass elements to create vessel forms that play with light and shadow. Come learn how to cut, heat bend, drill, weave, and sew bamboo together.

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Weaving 101

Peters Valley School of Craft

Start from the beginning. No experience necessary! You will learn to plan a project, wind a warp, sley, thread, and beam that warp onto a multi shaft floor loom.

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Woven Lace Structures: Networks of Holes & Spaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

Delicate lace structures create translucency and serve as a filter of light and negative space. In woven cloth, warp threads are anchored at both ends then crossed in straight lines by weft threads creating right angles at the intersections.

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Skins & Skeletons: 3D Textile Constructions

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this experimental workshop you will learn methods for building skeletal structures with rigid and semi-rigid materials like reed, rattan, bamboo, wood, wire, found materials and recycled frameworks.

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The Art of Navajo Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will introduce the participant to an appreciation of Navajo (Dine) weaving by creating a small rug on a traditional upright loom. Dine weavings are internationally known for their unique designs and techniques using vegetal, natural and aniline dyed handspun wool.

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4 Inset-Handle Twined Basket

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come deepen and improve your fundamental skills of weaving while building upon them with new techniques. The Four Inset-Handle Basket is made using the technique of twining and has a substantial rolled border.

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Native Wildflowers in Pop-Ups

Peters Valley School of Craft

Celebrate summer with flowers! Nearly all pop-ups are built from just two simple structures. Learning how and when to use these two structures—and to see the broad range of what they can do—can open the door to a lifetime of exploration.

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Here Comes the Sun: Dimensional Paper & Fabric Paintings

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join this exploratory paper and textiles-based intensive and learn solar 2-D processes and fiber techniques that can be applied to a variety of materials.

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Introduction to Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore this time honored craft on a 4-shaft loom that allows patterning and play. Designed for beginners, and using pre-wound colorful carpet warp, this workshop will take participants through the warping process and teach them to understand patterning, reading a draft, color interaction, and how to weave good cloth.

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Conjuring the Narrative with Textiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

This creatively designed class blends together the art of narrative storytelling with textile design techniques.

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Cherokee Style Picnic Baskets

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come spend the weekend making a beautiful Cherokee style picnic basket. This basket, made from reed, has oak handles and a lid which can also be used as a tray.

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Indigo Dyeing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Focusing on plant derived natural indigo, participants in this intensive workshop will prepare two organic indigo vats for dyeing both protein and cellulose fibers.

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Paper Marbling

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the centuries-old process of floating paint onto a water-based bath, creating patterns in the paints with special tools, and permanently transferring the design onto paper.

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Raku Round-up

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will teach the basics of glazing and firing raku ceramics. You will learn how to use various methods of glaze and stain application as well as many different low fire reduction techniques.

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Learning Your Way Around the Potter’s Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

There are few things in life as satisfying as sitting at a potter’s wheel and creating a vessel using your hands and a little clay. As many people are discovering, making pottery can open up a world of experiences.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

This exciting workshop offers artists the opportunity to participate in different types of firings, achieving many results in a short time. You will learn how to prepare and fire your works in a variety of kilns and atmospheres, from soda to wood, gas reduction, raku and pit firing.

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Firing the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come be part of a historic firing experience in this famous kiln. For the first time in its history, the firing workshop will be led by two women artists who hail from India and California.

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Making work for the Anagama

Peters Valley School of Craft

Why do we make what we make? How do we relate to what we make, and how do we surprise ourselves while using the same material in ways that our studio practice will continue to be challenging and fun?

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Form Development & Soda Firing

Peters Valley School of Craft

The first half of this workshop will revolve around talks and demos focusing on how we relate to form, highlighting examples of perceiving form in novel, cross-disciplinary ways. The second half will deal with strategies to accentuate form through the glazing and firing process.

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Altered Forms & Textured Surfaces

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will focus on ways to alter forms and incorporate textures into your wheel thrown or hand-built pots.

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Ceramic Science & Glaze Calculation for the Artist

Peters Valley School of Craft

This intensive course will focus on discussions, calculations, interactions, and putting to test in kilns, information shared by one of the world’s leading ceramic engineers.

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Firing up the Noborigama

Peters Valley School of Craft

This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama two chambered wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln.

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Focusing on Soda Firing

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop offers a wonderful opportunity to experience Soda firing your own work. Together we will glaze, load, and fire the kiln learning Soda firing specifics through each stage of the process.

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Pictorial Storytelling & The Power of Image Embellishment

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is about the power of image and pattern. We will deal with all things related to developing and creating images that echo the form of the pot, embellish the surface and or tell a story, be it metaphorical, literal or mysterious.

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Botanical Abstractions: Exploring the Organic Object

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this hands-on workshop, we will look to natural forms as inspiration for our personal expression. Using several hand building methods including pinching, coil and soft slab construction, extruding or even throwing, we will create simple organic forms for the wall or table.

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Intro to Wheelthrowing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? We will begin with centering and then move into forming techniques to create the two basic pottery forms- the cylinder and the bowl.

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Introduction to Forged Blades

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating, and the sharpening of a small utility knife. The instructor will discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for knives, and how to begin making knives on your own.

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The Bowie Knife

Peters Valley School of Craft

The Bowie knife is one steeped in legend and lore. In this intensive five day class participants will create their own version of this iconic American knife. Forging, grinding/filing, heat treating, and handles/guards will be covered.

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Pattern Welded Steel for Blades or Otherwise

Peters Valley School of Craft

This course will provide a general overview of pattern development history and practice from beginning through advanced. In it, we will cover the re-purposing of materials for billets as well as processing of commonly used contemporary raw materials.

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Copper Weather Vanes

Peters Valley School of Craft

The class will cover how to design and create a personal weather vane out of copper. You will learn chasing and repoussé skills to form the copper into a custom wooden die that you will design and make yourself.

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Utensils: Wood & Steel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This unique cross-media workshop will teach both woodworking and blacksmithing techniques with a focus on making tools for the kitchen. You will spend one half of each day in the wood studio, and one half at the forge.

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Organic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Organic blacksmithing is the process of forging metal into artistic, organic shapes such as flowers, leaves, and grasses. Participants will use flat, round, angle, and square stock to forge steel, stainless steel, and copper to fabricate natural forms.

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Forging for Jewelers

Peters Valley School of Craft

Beginning with basic blacksmithing techniques, we will make fibulas, scribes and center punches. These skills will then be applied producing a selection of repoussé and chasing tools.

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Power Hammer Forging & Tooling

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover use of the power hammer. You will learn to calculate stock requirements for making various forgings, break down stock efficiently and precisely, tapering, and the use of several top and bottom tools in the hammer.

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Toolmaking for the Blacksmith

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover basic toolmaking for the blacksmith. Topics covered will include tool steel selection, forging and finishing hand tools and heat treatment. We will also touch on various jigs, fixtures and power-hammer tooling.

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The Sword

Peters Valley School of Craft

Sword making techniques are elusive and will be revealed in this specialized workshop. The focus will be on the forging, grinding, tooling and the techniques involved with making the archetypal European Single Handed Cruciform Style Sword.

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Rustic Yet Refined Forged Knives

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will explore the art and craft of the forged blade from start to finish with an emphasis on simple tools and direct methods.

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Fitting & Forging: Wearable Bustier and Chest Pieces

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will cover designing and forging elements that fit on your chest, neck and torso. It could be a bustier, necklace or chest piece.

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Beginning Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn the basics of forging and manipulating steel using a coal forge, while gaining a working skill set and understanding in the use of blacksmithing tools and techniques.

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