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Carla Hall

Minneapolis, MN
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Carla grew up in the land of the Pines in central North Carolina, where she learned to use tools at an early age. She developed a foundation of blacksmithing at Penland School of Crafts and while apprenticing with various blacksmiths throughout the US. She established her small arts studio Carla Hall Metal Design and has run youth programs at The Crucible, in Oakland, CA for the past almost 20 years. Carla is happy to now call Minneapolis home and continues her work of education and collaboration in her North Minneapolis based studio.

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Current Courses Offered by Carla Hall

3 days
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Women's Blacksmithing

Learn the basic techniques and tools of blacksmithing in this intensive project-based class for women taught by a professional woman blacksmith. Students will explore the aspects of using fire as a tool, and will practice techniques such as tapering, spreading, twisting, punching, upsetting, shouldering, splitting and dishing. Students will leave…
Fri, Jun 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Jun 3rd, 2018
Instructor: Carla Hall
4 days
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Youth Blacksmithing

Learn the basic techniques and tools of blacksmithing in this intensive project-based class for youth taught by a professional blacksmith. Youth students will be taught the safety of working with fire, hot material, and forming tools while practicing techniques such as tapering, spreading, twisting, punching, upsetting, shouldering, splitting and dishing.…
Tue, Jul 17th, 2018  –  Fri, Jul 20th, 2018
Instructor: Carla Hall