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Ornamental Steel Sculpture

June 2 - 7, 2024

Elizabeth Belz  ·  elizabethbelz.com

Workshop at a glance

Students will go from concept to finished work during this week-long workshop. Students should come with an idea, or let technique and the moment inspire their creation. Shop and material safety, layout, basic steel construction and connection techniques will be covered before students are able to create confidently on their own. Students can make something for a gallery show or to elevate their garden!


  • Layout
  • Composition
  • Riveting
  • Welding
  • Finishing


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • At least one finished sculpture of their own creation



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Elizabeth is a blacksmith, educator, the owner of Black Widow Forge, and the Blacksmithing and Metals Coordinator at John C. Campbell Folk School. She was the blacksmithing apprentice at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN for two years where she trained under master blacksmith Jim Masterson. Elizabeth was a craft education intern at North House Folk School, a resident artist with the Science Museum of MN, a Creative Catalyst fellow and has spent a lot of time at craft and folk schools across the country. Elizabeth has shown her work, competed, and taught blacksmithing throughout the United States and internationally and has most recently completed an artist residency at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Elizabeth sits on the board of the Society of Inclusive Blacksmiths which is an international non-profit committed to building equity and diversity in the field of blacksmithing.

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