The Korver Molloy Gallery is happy to announce the long awaited return of the fabulous Chris Moore. Chris will once again be running the Blacksmithing introduction course.
The Korver Molloy Gallery
May 9th & 10th 10am - 5pm each day
12 students max - Bookings essential
The purpose of this course is to give an introduction to the craft. Learning some basic blacksmithing techniques you will spend the weekend making your own tools that are used every day in the blacksmiths shop. The forging skills involved in making these tools are an essential start to the craft and with them you have the base needed to make your own projects at home whether it’s Knives, tools or sculpture.
The course will start Saturday and Sunday at 10am and run until 5pm with a 30min break at lunch time. It’s important to be on time because I will be trying to fit in as much as possible over the 2 days and we won’t be able to start until everyone has arrived.
What to bring:
Safety gear: We will be working with fire and hot steel all weekend so don’t wear anything highly flammable such as polar fleece tops. It’s a good idea to wear jeans and essential to wear sturdy leather shoes or boots. You will also need to bring some safety glasses, a smallish hammer (though various sizes will be available) ear plugs or ear muffs and gloves.
Lunch: You need to bring your own lunch and afternoon tea but tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. The gallery will put on a BBQ for participants and their families at the end of the day on the Saturday.
The cost of the course is $300 per person for the whole weekend, this includes all materials. Spaces are limited to 12 people so you need to pre-book and pay a deposit to secure your place. Full payment is required prior to the course starting. Payments can be made via internet banking or you can call the gallery to make an alternative payment.
Korver Molloy Ltd
38 9012 0784384 01
About the tutor: Chris Moore
I have been blacksmithing for over 15 years, I started after watching a blacksmith working in Christchurch, then building my own forge and learning the basics from books and playing around. After a few years working full time making and selling my work at local markets i moved to the UK and trained as a blacksmiths assistant in the restoration industry restoring everything from steam engine parts to decorative gates. Since 2004 I have run my business Artistic Ironwork in Auckland.
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