Prairie Pursuits: Knifesmithing

Prairie Pursuits - Hand Forged Knife

Learn the art of hand forging a knife. Topics covered will be steel selection, forging the blade, filing a finishing, heat-treatment and handle selection and fitting. Some hand tools required. Ages 16+ Class meets every Thursday in April. Series begins April 8th. Purchase Tickets See all Prairie Pursuits classes

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Wheel Thrown Pottery

Prairie Pursuits Wheel Thrown Pottery

Every Wednesday in April. Series begins April 7th, 6-7:30pm This class will cover all aspects of wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques. Each student will have access to their own wheel and equipment, while receiving individual instruction from our Conner Prairie potters. This class is adaptable for the beginner to the more advanced student. All…

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Blacksmithing

Prairie Pursuits - anvil

This class will cover the basics of hand blacksmithing and bench-work techniques. Through a series of simple projects, such as hooks, chain links, cooking utensils and blacksmith tongs, students will learn basic techniques such as tending a fire, drawing out, upsetting, welding, filework and finishing work. All tools/materials provided. Ages 16+ Every Monday in April.…

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Pottery – The Next Level

Prairie Pursuits: Pottery - Next Level

Come learn other facets of pottery-making using wheel throwing and hand building techniques. This class is designed to be a more in-depth experience; meeting on consecutive evenings so you can continue to hone your wheel throwing skills, and learn how to add handles and alter pots in the leather-hard stage. You’ll have access to your…

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Prairie Pursuits: Pretzels and Mustard

Prairie Pursuits: Pretzels and Mustard

Learn to make your own pretzels and mustards. We’ll learn to make proper pretzels with a water-bath and then bake them in the beehive oven or bake kettles. While the pretzels are baking, we’ll stir up both hot and sweet mustards to have with the pretzels.

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Pottery – Cancelled

Prairie Pursuits: Pottery

Prairie Pursuits: Basic Pottery will not take place on Tuesdays, March 3-April 7. As a public health precaution, the Conner Prairie is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through April 13. We appreciate your understanding.

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Prairie Pursuits: Beginning Lathe Turning

Prairie Pursuits - Lathe Turning

This class will introduce the basic concepts of beginning turning such as tool selection and sharpening, selecting and preparing stock, and introducing fundamental techniques such as using a skew chisel and gouge, parting, cutting concave and convex shapes and burnishing.

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