Open Forge/Instruction Time
Novice Apprentices and Apprentices under 18 years of age will choose Instruction Forge time either
Monday 12-3pm or 5-8pm
Intermediate & Advanced Apprentices over age 18 will have access to the Forge and Caylor Forge instructors
Monday 12-3pm or 5-8pm
Skill and Ability
Prior experience is not required to begin lessons.
Our instructors work with people age 7 and older. They have experience working with people with various abilities including:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our equipment is specially designed to accommodate people with wheelchairs and other mobility concerns.
Program of Instruction
Our Experienced Blacksmiths created a program of instruction to guide apprentices in proper hammering technique, tool use, and shop safety.
As the apprentice advances they will be challenged with increasingly skilled projects.
To advance to the next level, they must be able to demonstrate their ability to work with and , eventually, instruct others.
Our apprentices are offered opportunities to sign up for classes with special guests before the classes are announced to the general public.
Novice Apprentices choose an open forge time where dedicated Caylor Forge instructors will guide and advise them on entry level blacksmith projects.
They will work to complete assigned beginner level projects and demonstrate forge safety awareness.
Intermediate Apprentices will be encouraged to find appropriate projects they are interested in making in addition to making assigned intermediate level blacksmithing projects.
Intermediate Apprentices over age 18 will have access to open forge times throughout the week.
Advanced Apprentices will work on individual projects with access to experienced blacksmiths. They will also have access to train with a wider range of tools and machines.
Fridays are reserved for Intermediate and Advanced students allowing the ability to spread out projects in work spaces.
Shop Safety Introduction
Materials and supplies for the first project
Savings at 1/3 the cost of individual blacksmith lessons
Dedicated forge/instructor time
Equipment and supply use
Caylor Forge Apprentice Materials Discount
Automatically charged to payment method of choice
Family Membership Discount
Apprentice Blacksmith Membership Fees
One time Application Fee
Recurring Monthly Membership Fee
3 month or 6 month, commitment required
Initial Membership can be paid in full or spread over monthly payments.
Month-to-month ongoing payments
Students will be responsible for costs of materials/supplies for subsequent projects.
Optional fees may arise as guest knife makers and blacksmiths offer learning opportunities at our home forge.
Scholarships/tuition assistance are available for students under age 21 who need financial assistance. Apprentices on scholarship must demonstrate dedication to attendance of forge times and the value of good citizenship/teamwork. Complete form below to inquire about tuition assistance.
Ready to Sign Up
We are excited to work with our apprentices.
Next steps are to submit the registration application and new apprentice fee.
Only use this link if you were not provided a link to the payment screen after you submitted the apprentice application.
Contact Our Instructors
Do you have more questions? Contact us.