Blacksmithing Basics: Hooks and Hairpins | Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark | Visual Art, Other Stuff | Pittsburgh City Paper

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Heating the steel in a forge during the Blacksmithing Basics workshop.

Blacksmithing Basics: Hooks and Hairpins

Learn to hammer hot metal at the Carrie Blast Furnaces! This three-hour introductory workshop is a great way to explore the art of blacksmithing and create something unique. Participants will learn the basics of forging steel and use essential blacksmithing tools to create a steel hook or hairpin to take home. These sessions are led by Rivers of Steel staff artist and bladesmith Jared Ondovchik (aka Artifact Metalworks).

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