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George Shepherd Library

Training Courses


Advanced Blacksmithing

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.

Phone 306-934-1400 or email us for more information about this course.

Advanced Blacksmithing 2017 - Shawn Cunningham

April 21-23, 2017

The format of this course will be similar to other advanced courses. Shawn will demonstrate at the forge while participants look on. Please come prepared to ask questions. It is not a hands-on course.

WDM Advanced Blacksmithing 2017 - Information (PDF)
WDM Advanced Blacksmithing 2017 - Registration Form (PDF)

Registration deadline: April 13, 2017

More information and a gallery of Shawn's work can be found at

Previous Courses:

Advanced Blacksmithing 2016 - Mark Pearce

Mark Pearce at WDM 2016

More information and a gallery of Mark's work can be found at

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 Lorelei also has a Facebook page,

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

Previous Courses:

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:  

Follow Matt on Twitter:

Advanced Blacksmithing 2012 -
Sandra Dunn and Steve White

Master Blacksmiths Sandra Dunn and Steve White
We were very pleased to host Sandra Dunn and Steve White who shared their creative skills with blacksmiths from across Western Canada. Sandra and Steve operate Two Smiths in Kitchener, Ontario where Sandra’s blacksmith skills are combined with Steve’s coppersmith talents in creative and mindful ways.

View Sandra and Steve's work here: