Get an introduction to the history, safety, tools and techniques of blacksmithing. Under close supervision, youth students in this skills-based …
From beginner to expert, our courses are tailored for the whole community
Come to our launch party and join us for special workshops and demonstrations
We work with local smiths, foundries, knife makers, welders and craftspeople
Sign up for introductory and advanced courses presented by local and national artisans
Desert Metal Craft is the only school in the Southwest dedicated to teaching the ancient art of blacksmithing together with the modern science behind the craft of metalworking.
Develop your artisanal skills in a safe, collaborative learning environment in a fully equipped forge, supported by a team of experienced blacksmiths, metal workers, artists and metallurgists.
The Southwest has a long tradition of blacksmithing and metalcraft, and there are many experienced and accomplished smiths throughout the region. But what sets DMC apart is our added focus on the science of metal. Our team includes an engineering instructor who has taught college-level metallurgical science courses on the thermodynamics and kinetics of metals.
We are grateful for the skills and experience we’ve acquired from those who practice the ancient art, many of whom have established respected blacksmithing schools, but we want to enhance the metalworking experience by providing the opportunity to learn the modern science that helps shape our understanding of metalcraft.