Summer is off to a great start, and we have been really busy teaching and demonstrating at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the ABANA 2018 conference. With several workshops just around the corner, we are excited to be back in the shop working hard on tool making, shop improvements, and program development. Upcoming featured workshops include: Power Hammer Techniques 2018 with Haley Woodward on August 4th-5th. Beginner Tool-making with Pat Quinn on August 25th & 26th, Hooked on Rivets with Pat Quinn on September 15th, and Forging a Drawknife with Dan Widolff on November 2nd-4th,
Above: Top Left: Beginner Tool-making, Top Right: Hooked on Rivets
Bottom Left: Forging a Drawknife, Bottom Right: Power Hammer Techniques
Instructor Profile: Haley Woodward
Haley has been blacksmithing professionally since 2001 and with an MFA degree in blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Currently a forging instructor at Austin Community College, Austin, TX. Haley teaches a variety of blacksmithing courses ranging from introductory skills to tool making, power hammer, and sculpture. Check out his work on his website!
Also maintaining his own full-time studio in Austin, where his work ranges from sculptural forged fine art pieces to architectural ironwork. Haley has been invited to exhibit and teach and demonstrate throughout the United States at a variety of craft schools and organizations, including Penland School of Crafts, Forging on the River at the National Ornamental Museum in Memphis TN, and the Artist Blacksmithing Association of North America.
Haley will be teaching the popular and informative Power Hammer workshop that covers everything you need to know about forging on a power hammer! This is a great workshop to take if you own a power hammer and want to improve you skills and understanding of power hammers or are thinking of purchasing one. Covered in this workshop are all aspects of working safely and efficiently at a power hammer, open and closed die forging, top tool work and proper safety and care for the machine.
This year, Haley has designed a special project: a forged and traditionally joined anchor.
This project will cover closed and open die forging, swage dies under the hammer, and simple traditional joinery such as the tenons, wedges and a shackle. There are a few spots left for this informative workshop! This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best forging instructors teaching traditional and contemporary forged work in America today. Haley is a welsh of knowledge when it comes to power hammers and all aspects of forging and working in a smithy. Taking a class with him is an opportunity not to miss. Our new location at the Cambria Iron Co. National Historic Landmark, in Johnstown PA is filled with rich industrial forging history and power hammers alike. Come check out our new location and learn new forging techniques in this beautiful location!
Above: Haley Woodward Sculpture: The Collector: Steel, Brass, Pewter; 2016
Haley Woodward Anchor Project for Power Hammer Techniques 2018 Workshop
We have made several upgrades to the blacksmithing classroom and have many more in the works! We added a new Anyang 55 Self-Contained Air Hammer and our student tool selection is continuously growing. We also have larger individualized forging spaces for each student, along with more layout space for assembly! Come take a workshop and be a part of our growing program.
Above: Left: The Blacksmithing Classroom
Right: Nick Anger Using the Anyang 55 Self-Contained Air Hammer in the Blacksmithing Classroom
If you have any questions please feel free to call, 814 - 418 - 0409, we're happy to answer any questions or help in any way we can.
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