Blacksmith Classes

Beginner Blacksmithing Classes

September 30 – October 28, 2017

Kentucky artist/blacksmith Craig Kaviar is opening his workshop to teach a Beginner Blacksmith Class. Working in his studio, students will get hands-on experience working on coal, natural gas and his unique waste vegetable oil forge. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker.

Fire from coal forge EM

Classes are generally offered one to two times a year. Because of the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students. A session of classes is 5 consecutive Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The cost is $425 which includes all materials.

Weekend Workshops

    • No Weekend Workshops scheduled at this time.

Class sessions are held at the Kaviar Forge adjacent to Kaviar Gallery at 147 Stevenson Ave. (ABANA members receive 5% off.)

Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.

Kaviar Forge in Louisville, Kentucky invites you to sign up for our classes in blacksmithing and metalwork!

For more information or questions contact 502-561-0377 or e-mail Our address is 147 Stevenson Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206.



Downloadable Forms


Beginner Class Overview


Upcoming Classes (includes 3% PayPal surcharge)