Open Studios 2017. November 3, 4, &5 at Artistry Workshops and Gallery

Ryan is excited about his 9th year participating in Greenville’s Open Studios. Please visit us Friday Nov 3th 6-9pm, Saturday Nov 4th 10-6pm, and Sunday Nov 5th 12-6pm.

I use industrial welding technology and old Blacksmithing equipment to create metal artwork. I use new and recycled steel purchased from a local supply company. I create products ranging in color and design from 18 years of experience working directly with iron.  My studio is home to a blacksmith shop with metal fabrication tooling. I am involved in teaching and promoting the craft of artist blacksmith.

Most of my work is site specific and commission based, but Open Studios offers me an opportunity to create an annual series of artwork.

Introductory Welding and Blacksmithing courses at Artistry Workshops and Gallery

Blacksmithing Class: Introduction to forging area, tools, and supplies used in a small blacksmith shop. Instruction of hammering techniques, and forge use. The student will complete several small handmade products such as hooks, scroll work, decorative grille, tooling, etc…

Welding Class: Introduction to mig and stick welding. Projects include welded sculpture, bottle tree,  etc…

Price: $125 for a Saturday workshop (7 hour class with lunch included).

Classes are tailored to your skill level and types of projects you want to create. Contact Ryan by email for more detailed information and to reserve your spot. ryan@creativeironworks.net