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Primitive Blacksmithing (Blacksmithing at Night!)

  • Wed, May 25, 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • MIXXER. 1375 North Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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  • STUDIO: Blacksmithing Area | Metal Shop
  • LEVEL: Beginner makers 14 years old & up!*
  • INSTRUCTOR: Sam "Bo" Thompson of Ravens Keep Forge

Learn the basics of primitive blacksmithing with topics including safety, hammer technique, and basic forging. In this unique maker experience, the fire forges are fueled by wood scraps, a unique yet accessible way to make a forge! You will gain skills to build upon as you progress in this craft. You will take steel rod to create a decorative drive hook to take home and show off your new skills.

All tools, materials, and safety gear will be provided. Space is limited, so sign up soon!


**IMPORTANT NOTE ON APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Shirt that is of natural fibers, jeans, and shoes that completely cover feet. Safety gear will be supplied. Also, don't forget you're playing with fire, so depending on the time of day and season, a hat, sunscreen and bottle of water could be useful.  Don't forget to rest up before the class and bring all your muscle!**

Sam Thompson is the owner and founder of Ravens Keep Forge: Magical Primitive Blacksmithing. Sam has a mission
 is to take scrap/unwanted metal and re-purpose it into something functional and pleasing to the eye. At Ravens Keep Forge, Sam salvages for the steel/metal/copper and then reforms it in their very primitive forge. This forge uses no coal, only homemade charcoal. While the process may take longer, the energy input into reusing world's valuable resources is more than worth it. Check out all the magic that Ravens Keep Forge offers! You can also follow Sam on Instagram and Facebook.

Makers under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please email with questions or comments.

Workshops must meet a minimum number of registrations.  Mixxer may cancel workshop 48 hours prior to start time, if minimum is not met. Should you need to cancel your registration, 48 hours notice is required to request a cancellation, refund or credit to future workshop date. 

For more information visit our main website at

1375 N Martin Luther King Jr Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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