november, 2019

fri01nov9:00 amsun03(nov 3)5:00 pmForging Class: Cresset Fire BasketNovember 1-3, 2019 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM9:00 am - 5:00 pm (3) Westby-Torgerson Education Center by Vesterheim, 502 West Water Street, Decorah, Iowa Event Organized By: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Age Range:AdultCost:Cost/Fee Registration Deadline (if applicable): October 29, 2019

Event Details

As the days get shorter, the need becomes greater for something to light the way in the darkness. The cresset, often of open-work iron and made to hold resinous wood, allows for fires to be lit and contained off the ground. You will lay out your designs on three pieces of 1/8-inch steel and chisel cut sections to be spread, rolled into scrolls, and manipulated into interesting silhouettes. After forging and filing to remove raggedly cut edges, these three pieces will be bent either side of a hole in the center of each, forming six panels. These will be joined at that center hole by a tenon on a bar, which can be tapered and driven into a wooden pole. A ring will be forged to secure the tops of the six sections to form the basket shape. This class is for experienced smiths.

November 1-3, 2019 with instructor Tom Latané

A 50% discount is available (on a standby basis) for Winneshiek County residents.


1 (Friday) 9:00 am - 3 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Westby-Torgerson Education Center by Vesterheim

502 West Water Street, Decorah, Iowa

Registration Deadline (if applicable)

October 29, 2019


Vesterheim Norwegian-American