Learn the blacksmith’s trade like our grandads did and upgrade your skills in badassery. Use fire, anvil, and hammer to shape metal and create a one-of-a-kind, functional work of art that'll stick around for generations to come. You’ll become a blacksmith’s apprentice for the day, with one-on-one and semi-private classes for kids and adults. Larger group classes are held at Littleton Studio School and AVA Gallery.
Browse through the gallery below for project ideas and information, or bring your own bold idea to the table, and Iron Mike will teach you how to make it. Experience the heat and hammer under skilled and patient guidance.
What should I make?
Check out the gallery for project inspiration or get creative and tell Mike what you want to make. If it can be made with metal, Mike can help you make it. If you have a project idea that’s not listed, get in touch to discuss and see if it’s a good fit for your skill level and time schedule.
What if I've never tried blacksmithing before?
Beginners are welcome! Mike offers patient and skilled guidance, and you’ll be amazed at the things you can learn to do in just a couple of hours.
How big are the classes?
Just one or two students at a time, please. Individual instruction gives you the full benefit of 40 years’ experience. But choose your blacksmithing partner wisely. Roommates and family know how to navigate one another in the kitchen, which will come in handy around the forge. But it’s not a great plan for a first date unless you aren’t looking for a second.
Is there a minimum age?
Kids, age 5 years and up, are welcome to work on age-appropriate projects. A parent or legal guardian must be present at all times.
How do I book a class?
Get in touch using the form below and we’ll discuss your project and book you a time. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available.
How much does it cost?
Classes are $65 per hour per student, plus the cost of materials. Some projects can be completed in an hour and others may take 2-4 hours. The gallery has more detail on each project, but if you have a special project in mind, just get in touch.
Preparing for Class
What to wear:
Dress like a woodchuck and expect to get dirty. Wear long jeans, leather boots, and a cotton work shirt. Sparks that bounce right off Carhartts will melt holes clear through those slick North Face synthetics. Do not show up wearing shorts or sandals.
What to bring:
· Water and snacks, as needed
· Safety glasses, if you have them. Otherwise they can be provided.
· Leather gloves, if you have them. Otherwise they can be provided.
Where to go:
Iron Mike’s Forge is located at 69 Cooley Hill Rd. Easton, NH. Find it on the map here.