Instructor: Addison de Lisle
Level: Beginner and up
Dates: June 7th-11th ( 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. )
Forge-welding is a technique almost as old as blacksmithing itself, and excels at joining parts with minimal cleanup and pleasing visual character. It can be intimidating due to the temperatures required, but with practice it will become a routine part of your process.
In addition to exploring different types of welds, we will also discuss how forge-welding can be used as a design choice. Class time will be spent both making forge-welding samples and executing a self-designed piece.
Students should expect to leave feeling more comfortable with forge welding both as a technique, as a design element, and with a familiarity with the use of a coal forge.
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Addison de Lisle earned his BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry at the Maine College of Art in 2011. After an apprenticeship with Wilson Forge of Deer Isle, ME he was awarded a year-long fellowship in architectural ironwork at the Fondation de Coubertin in France. He completed his MFA in Metalsmithing and Blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2018.
de Lisle is currently an Assistant Professor of Blacksmithing at the American College of the Building Arts and operates a business de Lisle Iron: Fine Metalwork in Charleston, SC.