Western Development Museum - Advanced Blacksmithing Course
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Training Courses


Advanced Blacksmithing

Advanced Blacksmithing 2017 - listening to Shawn Cunningham

Advanced Blacksmithing Courses are not hands-on courses. Participants have the opportunity to watch and learn from master 'smiths. 

This is not a beginner course and is restricted to graduates from the WDM Introduction to Blacksmithing course and those who have equivalent blacksmithing experience.


Previous Courses:

Advanced Blacksmithing 2018 - Douglas Morlock

Douglas Morlock 


Advanced Blacksmithing 2017 - Shawn Cunningham

Shawn Cunningham - Blacksmith - 2017

More information and a gallery of Shawn's work can be found at http://www.frontstepforge.com/.

Advanced Blacksmithing 2016 - Mark Pearce

Mark Pearce at WDM 2016

More information and a gallery of Mark's work can be found at http://www.mysticforge.ca.

Advanced Blacksmithing 2015 - Lorelei Sims

Image Courtesy Lorelei Sims

Lorelei is the author of The Backyard Blacksmith – Traditional Techniques for the Modern Smith. Information about the book and a portfolio of her work can be viewed at www.blacksmithchic.com. Lorelei also has a Facebook page, https://facebook.com/fivepointsblacksmithshop.

You can also watch Lorelei in a preview of the PBS TV show A Craftsman's Legacy:

Advanced Blacksmithing 2014 - John Little

Visit John Little's website to see some of his work.

Advanced Blacksmithing 2013 - Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins at the WDM Curatorial Centre March 2013

"Thanks for the great weekend, food + fellowship."
- 2013 course participant

View Matt's work here: http://cloverdaleforge.tumblr.com  

Follow Matt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloverdaleforge

Advanced Blacksmithing 2012 -
Sandra Dunn and Steve White

Master Blacksmiths Sandra Dunn and Steve White

View Sandra and Steve's work here: http://www.twosmiths.ca