2023, 2024 Blacksmith Classes Now POSTED!

The Village Blacksmith just announced their 2023, 2024 Blacksmith Class Offerings. The 1 and 3 day courses will run on various weekends , June through March. Aspiring smiths will see what it is like to hammer hot steel into shape using hammer, anvil and fire. 

This comprehensive course takes students on a journey where they will create multiple items using the basic skills of the Blacksmith. Students will use basic hand tools and forge their items with the emphasis being on handwork. On day one, students will learn to make hooks, leaves, bottle openers meat flippers, rivets, and nails.


On days 2 & 3 students will be tasked to create objects of their own designs. Past projects include: knives, tomahawks, tools, spice and wine racks, flowers, fireplace tools, campfire tripods, shelf brackets, fire pokers, cooking utensils, bottle openers etc etc ……



 About The Instructor

George Cramer encompasses 28 years experience working with metal, 18 of which is Blacksmithing. He has had the opportunity to take classes under Master Blacksmiths, Master Bladesmiths and other world recognized artists.


He has appeared on Discovery Channel’s Master of Arms (S1E7)  where he won $10,000 and the title ‘Master of Arms’ in a competition setting by building a steel bow and a medieval crossbow.  He has appeared on National Geographic Channel’s Drain the Oceans (S3E7) where his technical expertise was used to recreate an event from the Revolutionary War which led to the sinking of Cornwallis’ largest ship and ultimately gained us our victory. He has also appeared on numerous local television stations, magazines and newspapers. He has won awards in art, business  is a veteran and continues to perpetuate the noble art of Blacksmithing and other metal crafts to his students. 

Photos courtesy Discovery Channel

Photo credit : Dick Welton

In addition some of his notable projects have been cannon carriages for Yorktown Battlefield, movie props for Universal Pictures 2019 film “Harriet” and NASCAR trophies for Langley Speedway’s Hampton Heat 200 as well as many projects that range from commercial to public art, private, and  residential commissions. 

1 of 2 Hampton Heat NASCAR trophies. 

To date George has taught well over 500 students the craft and art of blacksmithing. 

To learn more about upcoming  Blacksmithing classes CLICK HERE ———>>> BLACKSMITHING CLASSES 

 Video by : Mark Manis



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