Blacksmith Classes

Pieh School
Pieh Tool Blacksmith School

Pieh Tool offers monthly artistic blacksmith classes in Camp Verde, Arizona. Classes are geared toward beginner to intermediate skill levels. No prior experience is require

*All students enrolled in our classes may take advantage of store wide 10% discount on merchandise purchases made during the class session.

Exclusions: Power or Treadle Hammers, Fly Presses, Jet Machinery & Equipment, Johnson Furnaces, Wilton equipment or any of the aforementioned accessories. Also excludes Classes, Gift Certificates and Sale items.

Artist Statement
Dylan Cook first began working with metal at the age of 12 welding bed frames together in the hopes of building a helicopter.  The helicopter never came into fruition but at the age of 19 he did start building duct and installing heating and cooling systems.  Dylan,23, worked for a local startup company that promoted a foam and sheet metal construction technology.  Dylan fabricated shop equipment as well as headed the research and development aspect of the new technology. 

Dylan met Mike Riemer who introduced Dylan to the art of the blacksmith.  From the first time Dylan witnessed iron being forged, Dylan realized that this was how he wanted to work with metal.  As a way to support his education under Riemer, Dylan worked in a youth shelter, wilderness therapy programs and forestry surveys. Dylan Cook apprenticed under Mike Riemer for 3 years while acting as a striker and watching Riemer move iron in incredible ways.  During this time, Dylan was introduced to the Orme School's Fine Arts Festival through accompanying Mike Riemer as his assistant for the Blacksmith workshop for two years.

While taking on a seasonal job in Southwestern Colorado, Dylan was introduced to Maegan Crowley.  Maegan Crowley introduced Dylan Cook to a modern approach to forging and fabrication.  Maegan Crowley has hired Dylan multiple times over the years to work out of her shop. Maegan Crowley's husband Gene officiated Dylan and his wife Kayla's wedding in 2014.

In 2011, Dylan approached the Orme School in Arizona about starting a year round blacksmith program that would fit into the art curriculum.  The class quickly became one of the most popular classes on the campus.  In it's first full year, two-thirds of the student population was enrolled in the class.  The blacksmith class focused on beginner's techniques that concluded in individual projects and also community projects to contribute to the campus beautification initiative.

Blacksmith Class at Pieh Tool

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Blacksmith class in Arizona with Dylan Cook.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 7 AM - 6 PM (1 Hour Lunch)

Level is Beginner/Intermediate. Class size is limited to 6. If class is full we will contact you to see if another date will work for you.

LEARN
Basic techniques of blacksmithing, traditional joinery, forge welding, tool making

FACILITY IS WELL EQUIPPED
7 Propane Forges, a Coal Forge, 7 Anvils, Vises, Swage block, Welding equipment, Sahilnler SM34 Air Hammer, "The Mark" In-line Treadle Hammer, Baldor Grinder/Sander, TW90 Belt Sander, JET Floor Drill Press, Hydraulic Forging Press, Rotex Vertical Machine, Band Saw, Chop Saws, Angle Grinders, and lots of tools!

TAKE HOME FINISHED PROJECTS (6-12)
Candle holders, Chili-Pepper, Flowers and Leaves, Animal heads, Snake, Steak Turner, Wall-mounted Riveted Cup holder, Knife, Hooks, Tongs, Tool making, Veining chisel, and much more...

Item #: BPRFM-BLK
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PAYMENT IN FULL CONSTITUTES A RESERVATION

Cancellation Policy:
$100 is non-refundable. The remainder of the fees may be applied to another class within 14 days notice of class date. Cancellations after 14 days prior to class are not refundable or transferable. Pieh Tool has the right to cancel a class that is not full.

General Information:
We provide a complete workstation with gas forge, anvil, tools and vise. Students should bring a notebook and pen. Students are required to wear safety glasses, and ear protection. Pieh Tool has a full line of blacksmithing supplies available for purchase as well.

Coffee, donuts and water provided.

LODGING IN CAMP VERDE

SHUTTLE:
Daily shuttle service available to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Camp Verde. For information call 928-282-2066 or view their website at
www.sedona-phoenix.com.