207 Greenfield Rd, Colrain, MA  01340
phone: 413-624-1200
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Open Forge

Description:

We’re always looking for ways to make life more fun and blacksmithing more accessible to all.  So, we’ve done it again: we’re opening the shop once a month, for an Open Forge Night! So, what do you need to know? Who can come? How many smiths?  Fear not, and read on: all will be revealed. 

This night is specifically for blacksmiths and hobbysmiths who have completed (at least) a beginner class.  The class does not have to be with us, but you should have obtained enough knowledge and skill to be able to run your own projects/practice.  We will be there to monitor the evenings, but will not be providing instruction (although we are always glad to give our two cents about the viability of projects!).

January Session

4 Spots Available (Limit - 4)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2018

5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

Session Fee - $75

February Session

4 Spots Available (Limit - 4)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2018

5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

Session Fee - $75

Upcoming Sessions

There will be 4 spots available per session, which will be on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning in December.  The session will run for 3 hours, from 5:30 to 8:30, and will cost $75/session, plus materials. Please note: the charge is per slot, not per hour.

Come and enjoy the company of other smiths, use the forges, vises and anvils, and get some work done!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

"Fine Print":

  • Because of the unstructured nature of these sessions, you must be 18 or older to participate, or have a parent/guardian present with you.  

  • Participants must be dressed appropriately for a blacksmith shop (close toed shoes, shirt, etc.).

  • Participants must follow all safety precautions and shop rules, at all times.  

  • Participants must respect Morrell Metalsmiths equipment and shop.

  • Material used must be purchased from Morrell Metalsmiths or approved by the shop foreman.

  • Power Hammers and other power tools (saws, etc.) will not be used during Open Forge Night.

  • No knife making at this time.

Rescheduling Policy:

Deposits are non-refundable. However, if you notify us two weeks in advance of the session that you would like to move your spot to a later date, we will do so at no charge. Within that two week mark, there will be a fee equal to 50% of the overall price in order to reschedule.