One-week full tuition scholarships are open for applications for our 2023 workshops. Scholarships are available for six workshops with a wide range in skill levels and topics.
Forging Focus Scholarships
Whether you are interested in sculpture, toolmaking, architectural work or anything in between, this intensive workshop is a six-week course that covers a broad range of forging techniques both at the anvil and the power hammer. Strong emphasis will be placed on toolmaking and how those forgings and techniques are beneficial to all other areas of blacksmithing. Students will use these tools and others to execute a variety of forging and joinery projects that will illustrate proper tool usage and care.
Join the Center for Metal Arts education staff and help ensure our classroom runs smoothly and safely for our students and instructors during our 2023 workshop season. CMA is looking for a candidate to oversee and manage all aspects of running the forging classroom. This person is someone who is passionate about forging education, excited and eager to help and work with students of all skill levels, understands the value and professional development that comes with assisting all of our instructors, and is interested in all the tasks and responsibilities necessary to run an educational blacksmith shop.
2023 Workshop Preview
Check out the workshop lineup for 2023. The workshops range from beginner to advanced, with a wide range of skills and topics being taught. Workshops will be open for enrollment on November 23rd at noon.
Did you know that one of the first iron forges in Johnstown was established as early as 1807?
John Holliday established an iron forge known as the Cambria Forge on the banks of the Stonycreek river. The forge manufactured bar iron from Juniata blooms and pig iron. A major flood destroyed the forge and adjacent dam around 1811. Following this, the forge was relocated along the Little Conemaugh on Iron St.