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School of Craft plans workshops

Two workshops will be offered at the School of Craft. Both will be on Saturday, June 5 and June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a lunch break. Lunch will be provided.

Basic Knife Making will be taught by Kevin Blomenkamp. In this two-part class students will be introduced to the basic techniques of blacksmithing to create a small, fixed-blade knife.

Students will learn beginning hot forging and abrasive reduction forming techniques, as well as hardening and tempering tool steels, handle making, and blade sharpening.

Hardwood will be provided for making the handle but other materials can be brought by the student and substituted, such as bone or antler. Blomenkamp is the Master Artistin Residence at the Appalachian Artisan Center, where he works in jewelry and blacksmithing.

David Wright will teach Adventures in Woodturning. The two-day workshop will instruct students in technique, design and safety at the lathe.

Each participant will turn a number of objects such as a bowl or platter, door stop, honey dipper, parts for a four-legged stool, tool handles, or a table pedestal. Wright is the Master Artist-in-Residence in Wood at The Appalachian Artisan Center and will be teaching at the Kentucky School of Craft this fall.

The cost of each workshop is $125. A non-refundable deposit of $75 is required to hold a space in the class. Participants must pre-register by May 29 by contacting Keila Miller at (606) 487-3287 or kyoung0033@ kctcs.edu.

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