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A New Plan

Jan 26, 2018

Recently we have had a short break from running our workshops. This has given us an opportunity to reflect on 18 months of creativity at Forgotten Arts.

Our workshops have included Knifemaking, Cheese making, Soap making, Candle making, Leatherwork, Felt making, Bronze casting, and Basket weaving.  All our workshops have been successful and we have enjoyed hosting them.

At times it has been a struggle to have enough people attending on the same date wanting to participate in the same or similar projects.  Some folk want weekends, some prefer during the week and others want a set day etc.

In our attempt to cater for everyone, we have sometimes raised expectations only to have disappointed people by cancelling workshops and make refunds due to insufficient numbers.

We have come up with a new plan which we are now initiating:

All Forgotten Arts Workshops excluding Knifemaking

  • Workshops will now run on demand.  If you are interested in any of our workshops, we invite you to book the complete workshop time slot.  You can then participate individually, or invite friends and family.  You may choose to organise the workshop as a gift or share the cost amongst those attending.

  • Full payment for workshops will be required before we can confirm the booking.

  • Workshops do vary in costs, with Bronze casting being the most expensive due to the materials.   Workshops will usually cost at least $800 for up to four participants, however, for larger groups, there will an additional participant fee to reflect the additional materials required.

  • A catered lunch will not be included in the workshop cost.  If you would like a catered lunch we can arrange this at approximately $50 per participant.  Alternatively, you can bring your own meal or take the short drive to Clevedon and enjoy the options at the local food outlets.
  • A lovely quality morning and afternoon tea will be included in the workshop cost.
  • Bookings can be made by contacting James directly.

Knifemaking Workshops

  • Knifemaking workshops will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the first and third weekends of the month.  We can also run additional knifemaking workshops for a minimum of three people by arrangement.

  • Knifemaking workshops are $345/person.

  • Bookings can be made via the Forgotten Arts website.

  • Catering will not be included in the workshop cost but can be arranged if desired.  Our catered lunches are approximately $50 per participant. Alternatively, you can bring your own meal or take the short drive to Clevedon and enjoy the options at the local food outlets.

  • A lovely quality morning and afternoon tea will be included in the workshop cost.

Knifemaking workshop dates

  • February 3rd, 4th,17th, 18th

  • March 3rd, 4th,17th, 18th

  • April 7th, 8th, 21st, 22nd

We believe that these changes will lead to more workshops and result in happier and more satisfied clients.  Please feel free to send us an email inquiry if you would like to know more.

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Sep 1, 2017

Lynda Hallinan and husband making knives

It’s the first day of spring and time for a newsletter with all the Forgotten Arts updates.

In this Spring edition, you will find discover

  • New Workshops
  • Workshop Calendar
  • Teams and Parties
  • Maureen is off to Turkey and … Marlborough
  • Christmas Voucher special
  • Clevedon Art Trail News
  • Lynda Hallinan Visit
  • Win a $200 voucher
  • Our Prize winner (It could be you)

WIN A $200 DOLLAR VOUCHER

Go into the draw to win a $200 voucher by sharing this page via email with three friends. make sure you ‘cc’ us in.

At the end of next week, Friday 8th September, we will make a draw and contact the lucky emailer.

What Sort of Steel Makes Great Knives?

Aug 9, 2017

Ever had a knife that doesn’t hold its edge?

You search high and low for that sharpening steel, and when you can’t find it, you just carry on and use it anyway.

Using a blunt knife can be hazardous to your health. Continue reading…

It’s OK to go Slow … Craft

Jun 23, 2017

slow-craft-forgotten-arts

So how fast are you running?

If you live in Auckland and know what the traffic is like, then you have three-time problems.

  1. Slow, unusable time. Stuck in the traffic, crawling, unable to get out, and the GPS says that this is the quickest route. All you can do is to sit and sit and sit.
  2. Exhausted time. You’ve got to your destination but because of the high concentration ‘slow, unusable time’ you are exhausted.
  3. Frantic time. You have limited time, so you have to get lots done because you will soon be in ‘slow, unusable time’ mode, again.

Continue reading…

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  • Hedgerow weaving! 
This is a great fun workshop.

We are having some hedgerow weaving workshops coming soon. 
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  • Learn how to create a beautiful basket such as this in our upcoming hedgerow weaving course. 
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  • You could make this!

We have another of our popular hedgerow weaving workshops coming soon. 
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  • Create your very own hedgerow woven basket. 
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  • What a great looking knife this is. 
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  • Another amazing knife is made. So when are you going to come and make one yourself?

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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  • Our knife making workshops begin at 8:30am, but if you want to make an earlier start that good too. 
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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  • It's crucial to get the right piece of the handle in the right place. Hint - we use a dot punch to get it right.

Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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  • Our knife blades get red hot in the gas fired forge. 
Make you booking today to create your very own knife. 
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  • We have some great knife making workshops this month.
Book yourself, your dad, a mate, wife, girlfriend, girlfriends mother (?) for a creative day of fun. 
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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  • As part of the hardening process for the knife we plunge the red hot blade into oil so it can cool down at a slow rate. Expect some flame!
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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  • It's a sticky business gluing the handle and pins to the blade, but we have many knives and will help you to do your knife. 
Visit the website to discover more about our Forgotten Arts workshops. A link is in the profile.
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