Blacksmithing: Forge a Twisted Leaf Hook

Metal Fabrication

Blacksmithing: Forge a Twisted Leaf Hook

The twisted leaf hook is a fun beginning blacksmithing project that gives you something to use at the end of the day.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Thur, 7/11/2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thur, 7/11/2024


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Class, No Prerequisite, Off-Site

Offsite: Yori Seeger's Blacksmith Shop, 20224 Pond View Lane, Poulsbo, WA 98310



Everyone needs a place to hang their hat, coat, or whatever! The twisted leaf hook project introduces shouldering with the basics of half-on/half-off hammer blows, proper hammering skills and punching holes through steel without a power drill, like blacksmiths do! You'll be introduced to handheld tools such as a hot cut chisel, a punch, and twisting irons.

Introductory classes are for everyone. Whether you've never stood near a blazing forge or are a bit seasoned, these classes have something to offer regardless of your experience. Beginning classes are designed to teach very specific blacksmithing safety, and techniques, while familiarizing you with forging equipment. Introductory classes focus on hammering skills, while you learn to draw, taper, and upset (upsetting is a way to make your metal thicker, shorter, and narrower and is a more advanced forging technique) your projects. You make your own version of the project.

Blacksmithing is simple but it is not easy. Come and enjoy a day at the forge. But do be careful as this ancient art is very addictive!


Skill level: All.


A $25 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers everything you'll need. 

Class Policies

  • This class is in an open-air workshop, so dress accordingly.
  • Wear natural fiber clothing only (no synthetics that could melt on your skin).
  • Wear closed-toe shoes or boots. Sandals are not permitted.
  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Yori Seeger

Yori is a sculptor and a blacksmith who trained in Florence, Italy, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. He cofounded an art school called Visual Philosophy where he created and taught the curriculum for both blacksmithing and sculpting programs. He has worked in sculpture studios, foundries, and blacksmith shops for 20-plus years. He specializes in large-scale, figurative sculpture; ornamental ironwork; and forging woodworking tools. He' also very passionate about teaching these trades and traditions. View Yori's work at

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