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Wrought Iron Arts

Wrought Iron Arts Blacksmith, Welding, & Plasma Art Classes

To enroll in classes e-mail: Rob at
[email protected]

All classes are $399 each offered 7 day a week year round.

All materials and tools are provided. Street parking and lot parking available. Our Blacksmith classes are not your typical "cookie cutter" forging classes that are common elsewhere. You will not have to make the “project of the day” simply because your blacksmith instructor is not creative enough to give you options. I cater the classes towards what the student wants to make. If for example you'r

All materials and tools are provided. Street parking and lot parking available. Our Blacksmith classes are not your typical "cookie cutter" forging classes that are common elsewhere. You will not have to make the “project of the day” simply because your blacksmith instructor is not creative enough to give you options. I cater the classes towards what the student wants to make. If for example you'r

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Father's Day "June" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Give dear old Dad some serious manly skills he can ...
06/01/2022

Father's Day "June" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Give dear old Dad some serious manly skills he can use in his "man cave"

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of June 2022. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways! #knifemakingclasses #blacksmithclasses #bladesmithclasses

#blacksmithclasses #knifemakingclasses #bladesmithclasses Mother's Day "May" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Sp...
05/01/2022

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Mother's Day "May" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Take Mom out for a day of Knife, Dagger or Sword Making!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of May 2022. You can add your mom (or anyone) to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Earth Day "April" Blacksmith Class (BOGO) Special:Celebrate Earth Day and save some money too!When you sign up for eithe...
04/01/2022

Earth Day "April" Blacksmith Class (BOGO) Special:

Celebrate Earth Day and save some money too!

When you sign up for either the Beginners or the Advanced Blacksmith Arts class ($399) during the month of April 2022. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

St. Patrick's Day Blacksmith & Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Save a little "GREEN" this St. Patrick's Day!When you s...
02/22/2022

St. Patrick's Day Blacksmith & Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Save a little "GREEN" this St. Patrick's Day!

When you sign up for our Blacksmith & Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of March 2022.

You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Valentine's Day "February" Blacksmith Arts and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Give your sweetie a "Hottie Deal" here ...
02/01/2022

Valentine's Day "February" Blacksmith Arts and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Give your sweetie a "Hottie Deal" here at Wrought Iron Arts!

When you sign up for either the Beginners or the Advanced Blacksmith Arts and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of February 2022. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding your sweetheart, a friend, or anyone you want to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

New Year "January" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Ring in the New Year all month long here at Wrought ...
01/02/2022

New Year "January" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Ring in the New Year all month long here at Wrought Iron Arts!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of January 2022. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Last Minute Knife Making Class Gift Certificates!It's not too late to purchase that last minute killer Christmas gift th...
12/22/2021

Last Minute Knife Making Class Gift Certificates!

It's not too late to purchase that last minute killer Christmas gift that will "KEAL!"

You can call or email Rob at (727) 588-1315 or [email protected] to give the gift of knife making for Christmas, belated Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or even New Years gift!

You can pay for your "Forged in Fire" style blacksmith & knife making class gift certificate using Zelle and get your loved one's gift certificate emailed to you the same day!

If this is a Christmas gift we accept Zelle right on up through Christmas Eve until about 11PM when I usually peter out, but I am back at it around 6-7AM with visions of sugar plums (and desperate husbands and wives) in my head ready to email out those very last minute Christmas gift certificates! I monitor email, and Zelle (albeit while drinking eggnog and making rather merry) right up until about 9:oo AM or when my wife yells at me to stop working and celebrate whole heartedly by turning off my lap top & cell phone!

Thank you for another great year and from all of us (okay it's just me and my wife!) here at Wrought Iron Arts, here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rob Buck
Master Blacksmith for Wrought Iron Arts

December Holidays Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Celebrate the holidays all month long here at Wrought...
12/02/2021

December Holidays Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Celebrate the holidays all month long here at Wrought Iron Arts!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of December 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Black(smith) Friday Sale!Wrought Iron Arts Best Sale of the Year!With the holidays rapidly approaching, there is no bett...
10/28/2021

Black(smith) Friday Sale!

Wrought Iron Arts Best Sale of the Year!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, there is no better gift than the gift of a "Forged in Fire" style Blacksmith & Knife Making class here at Wrought Iron Arts! Don't spend hours online buying gifts that have little to no meaning for your loved ones. Give them something they will cherish for years to come. Give them a gift where they'll not only be able to spend a day learning how to forge a knife, dagger, axe, spear, sword, etc... but be able to take home their prized "weapon of minor destruction" that very day too! It's like two gifts in one!

#Blacksmith classes #Knife making classes #Bladesmith classes # Foreged in Fire #Holiday gift ideas

Halloween "October" Blacksmith Arts and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Have a ghoulishly good time all month long her...
09/27/2021

Halloween "October" Blacksmith Arts and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Have a ghoulishly good time all month long here at Wrought Iron Arts!

When you sign up for our Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of October 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

#Forged in Fire, #Blacksmith Classes, #Bladesmith Classes, #Knife Making Classes

Labor Day "September" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Celebrate Labor day all month long here at Wrough...
08/25/2021

Labor Day "September" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Celebrate Labor day all month long here at Wrought Iron Arts!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($399) during the month of September 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($300 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $498 instead of the usual $798 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

08/16/2021
Fun day at Wrought Iron Arts!

Blacksmith & Knife Making class students Brandee & Matt's day of forgin' fun recently here at Wrought Iron Arts!

August "Back to School" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Yeah I know summer fun is over but hey cheer up...
08/06/2021

August "Back to School" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Yeah I know summer fun is over but hey cheer up! All who sign up for our beginners Blacksmith and Knife Making class ($299) during the month of August 2021 can add a friend to take the class with them for (just $99!)

That's ($200 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Independence Day "July" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Celebrate the Independence Day with a little fi...
07/01/2021

Independence Day "July" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Celebrate the Independence Day with a little fireworks from the forge!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($299) during the month of July 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($200 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Father's Day "June" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Give dear old Dad some serious manly skills he can ...
06/01/2021

Father's Day "June" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Give dear old Dad some serious manly skills he can use in his "man cave"

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($299) during the month of June 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($200 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Mother's Day "May" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:Take Mom out for a day of Knife, Dagger or Sword Mak...
05/01/2021

Mother's Day "May" Blacksmith and Knife Making Class (BOGO) Special:

Take Mom out for a day of Knife, Dagger or Sword Making!

When you sign up for the Blacksmith and Knife Making Class ($299) during the month of May 2021. You can add a friend to take the class with you for (just $99)

That's ($200 off) the price of adding a friend to take the class with you or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost 2 ways!

Hi Everyone!,Our last Covid-19 Update! March 30, 2021As most of you already know my wife has already had her 1st Pfizer ...
03/30/2021

Hi Everyone!,

Our last Covid-19 Update! March 30, 2021

As most of you already know my wife has already had her 1st Pfizer shot with her 2nd shot on April 8th and 2 weeks after that on April 22nd she's good to go. I have received my 1st (also Pfizer) shot yesterday March 29th with my 2nd shot coming on April 19th and then 2 weeks after that on May 3rd I'm good to go, leaving me a couple of days to stock up on propane and materials to be ready for classes.

So we finally made it! Wrought Iron Arts is reopening for classes starting on May 6th, 2021! For those of you who've supported us this past year and purchased your gift certificates and those of you who patiently waited for us to reopen, I want to personally thank you for your patronage and your patience!!

Please email me at [email protected] to reserve your class date at your convenience.

I want to ask all of you to be patient with us as there are (a lot) of you who have gift certificates to redeem and (a lot) of you who have been patiently waiting for us to reopen to purchase your class. Some students will get in early in the first few months while others will be later this year. Please be rest assured that all of you will have your day of fun here at Wrought Iron Arts because all class payments do not expire!

When your day of fun arrives!

Classes start at 9:30 AM. All materials and tools are provided. All you need are a sturdy pair of shoes or even sneakers, no open toe sandals or flip flops please.

You can bring a bag lunch or call for food delivery, Uber Eats etc... as there will be about a 20-30 min. lunch break provided and if the weather's nice you can eat out in the sculpture garden too. Classes are a full day of instruction and are generally about 6-7 hours long. We keep at it until you've mastered the material covered and your project is completed!

Covid-19 Class Protocols:

Our safety protocols for the Covid-19 era we are currently living in are as follows. Your instructor (me) will be fully vaccinated by the time of our reopening and we strongly suggest all students to be as well. Students who have been fully vaccinated (will be free to not wear a mask) but will be (required to bring their proof of vaccination card) because yes I will check! and for your piece of mind I will show you my proof of vaccination card because I will not be wearing a mask. If you haven't yet received your final vaccine shot or have chosen not to be vaccinated upon arrival for your class, you will be (required to wear a mask) when you arrive and throughout the class day. This is out of respect to all of our students from all different parts of the county and beyond because even though we are now protected by our vaccines, it still may be possible to spread the virus to others. The classes are held in a 20' by 20' building open on 2 sides to allow for cross ventilation and there are several high speed and air moving fans throughout the work area to not only keep us cool but to make for a safer work place.

The studio where classes are taken is located at 707- First Ave. S.W. Largo, Fl. 33770. Just come in the main entrance through “The Sculpture Garden” at the corner of First Ave. and Ridge Rd. There is street parking on both sides of First Ave. and there is also a parking lot next door on the west side of the property. The studio is directly behind the smaller cottage building with a sign that says “Iron Artist”

Thank you for understanding and before you know it we'll all be back forging knives, daggers, swords or any other "weapon of minor destruction" you desire!

Best regards and I look forward to teaching all of you!

Rob Buck
Master Blacksmith
Wrought Iron Arts

Nearly 5 years ago on the morning of June 12th 2016 it was a day like most any other day here at Wrought Iron Arts. We w...
03/20/2021

Nearly 5 years ago on the morning of June 12th 2016 it was a day like most any other day here at Wrought Iron Arts. We were setting up the studio for another blacksmith & knife making class with students arriving shortly when news broke of the Pulse nightclub shooting. With only moments to spare before our students for the day arrived I hastily wrote a hand written sign and spray painted colorful stripes on it to show our solidarity with the gay community and placed it quite prominently in the studio where it remains to this day. Since then atrocity after atrocity has been beset upon our fellow human beings who deserve respect and inclusion in our society.

As you can see the sign has grown quite a bit these last 4 years and 9 months. All the cities on that sign with the exception of Boston have been attacks on “our fellow human beings” since that fateful June day.

It is a trend we must end!

The recent Atlanta shooting has shown us that it's not just hatred and ignorance that we have to eradicate. That it is also the apathy and empathy some in our community have shown towards the murderer as someone who was “just having a bad day.” The time for empathy toward this young man will only come after justice has been served and he has paid his debt to society.

Hatred and ignorance toward people of Asian, African, North American, South American, Australian, Pacific Islands, European descent, or heck any descent that I might have failed to mention even if you're ancestors are from Mars will not be tolerated here at Wrought Iron Arts!

Wrought Iron Arts will always be a safe haven for all people regardless of race, sex, sexuality, ethnicity, ideology, religion, or a lack thereof.

Sincerely,

Robert Buck
Master Blacksmith
Wrought Iron Arts

Address

707 1st Ave SW
Largo, FL
33770

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 4pm
Thursday 9:30am - 4pm
Friday 9:30am - 4pm
Saturday 9:30am - 4pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm

Telephone

(727) 588-1315

Website

wroughtironarts.wordpress.com

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Bill and I decided to see if we could do it on our own. We managed something that looks like a knife. Thanks Rob!
Sparks are flying at Rob's forge!
I was going to ask about commissioning a piece, but I noticed your “Authoritarian Warnings” where you mention us being a democracy. I abhor the idea. We are not now, nor have we ever been, a democracy. In a democracy, the majority can and eventually does vote away the rights of minorities. We are a consitutional republic and our fore fathers warned us of the dangers of democracy. As such, I'll vote with my wallet and I suggest you educate yourself on the subject. Failing that, you'll look foolish at best and help unwittingly doom us to repeating past mistakes at worst. I'd like to think this rant will have a positive effect, but I sincerely doubt that it will.
We had the most wonderful day learning to blacksmith with Robert. He was so generous with his knowledge and made my 12 year old son and I feel comfortable and confident. We are thrilled with our knives and excited to learn more. This was a fantastic experience for both of us.
Today I returned to Wrought Iron Arts (Rob Buck), this time with my youngest son to have him experience blacksmithing 1st hand. Rob's knowledge, workshop and patience is second to none; his class allows each participant to create a personal keepsake from start to finish (really...from a raw piece of steel into something amazing). Additionally, you can learn as much about the art as you desire; today we were educated in metal content, heating / temperature ranges, anvils, and in the proper techniques to move metal. I HIGHLY recommend his class to anyone interested in blacksmithing. It's a must do...
Purchased class as birthday gift for my son (and me). Amazing experience !! Robert is a wonderful teacher, extremely patient, allowed us to MAKE our own creation ! If you ever curious about the art of black smithing or forging, GREAT place to start !!!
Great place and a great primer if you want to get into smithing. Took his class about 2.5 years ago and here is my latest knife.
I am looking for somewhere near St. Pete I can learn to forge my own knives. Is this you?
Very Excited to be attended your class on Fathers Day. 😁
Very Excited to be attended your class on Fathers Day. 😁