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"Out of the Forge and ONTO the Frying Pan"


James Viste

Class runs: June 18-21

Tuition: $575

Material fee: $50

Skill level: Seasoned beginner and up



This workshop will include demonstrations on the free form sinking and raising of functional fry pans and small pot forms from steel plate.  It will include methods for creating and using buck dies/jigs for producing quality pan blanks along with handle design possibilities and production, assembly and seasoning for use. The workshop will culminate in a grilled cheese cook off using the products of the class. Show up the first day hungry for forging and with a recipe in mind.

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James Viste was raised on a farm in Wisconsin, received a Bachelors degree from The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse; and a M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  He is a nationally known blacksmithing demonstrator and exhibitor and has participated in several national Ironwork Restoration Projects including Cranbrook Educational Community and the Detroit Institute of Arts.  He has worked for studios throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Michigan.  He is currently the Manager of Edgewise Forge L.L.C., Detroit, MI; and employed as an instructor/technician by the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

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