Hone your glassblowing and blacksmithing skills

The Green Energy Park in Dillsboro is offering more classes this fall in both glassblowing and blacksmithing. Come make a glass pumpkin or ornament for the holidays, forge a handmade knife for a gift or just try a new experience.

For details on the classes, costs, and times, visit the website at www.jcgep.org. To register for a class call 828.631.0271 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Classes marked WCU may be registered directly through Western Carolina University at http://www.wcu.edu/29054.asp.

Blacksmithing/Metals Classes

• Sept. 24-25 — Introduction to Coal Forging

• Sept. 24-25 — Introduction to Medieval

Chainmaille Armor

• Oct. 8-9 — Beginning Blacksmithing

• Oct. 8-9 — Intermediate Blacksmithing

• Oct. 22-23 — Introduction to Coal Forging

• Oct. 22-23 — Beginning Knifemaking

• Nov. 12-13 — Introduction to Medieval

Chainmaille Armor

• Dec. — Intermediate Blacksmithing

Glassblowing Classes

• Sept. 10 — Fundamentals of Glassblowing (WCU)

• Sept. 13 — Turn Recycled Bottles into Drinking Glasses (WCU)

• Sept. 15 — Create a Glass Tumbler (WCU)

• Oct. 1 — Grow a Glass Pumpkin

• Oct. 15 — Grow a Glass Pumpkin

• Nov. 12 — Holiday Glass Ornaments

• Dec. 3 — Holiday Glass Ornaments

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