Sunday, September 24, 2017

Learn Horn Work

Learn Horn Work – Build a Powder Horn – Classes and Workshops

Class Dates
October 7, 2017 – October 11, 2017
Class Name Advanced Hornworking: Lehigh Valley Screw Tip Horn with Art DeCamp
Class Location Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana
Admission Fee Yes
Event Website Address
Details of Event- Optional Work alongside master hornsmith Art DeCamp to make a traditional horn in the Lehigh Valley style. You’ll be introduced to a wide variety of topics including the history and design of horns and their proper architecture, horn selection, heating and shaping, lathe turning and horn threading. Plus, you’ll get many tips and techniques for reproducing period-correct powder horns and finishes. You’re encouraged to bring unfinished horn projects to class for assistance in finishing. If you don’t have one, you’ll get the opportunity to produce a pressed flat horn. Tools required. Please note, this class meets Saturday through Tuesday, October 7-10 from 8 am-5pm and Wednesday, October 11 from 8 am-12 pm.
Purchase tuition through the website link above.


Class Dates October 11, 2017 – October 13, 2017
Class Name Horn Accouterments with Art DeCamp
Event Location Conner Prairie, Fishers, Indiana
Admission Fee Yes
Event Website Address
Details of Event- Optional Work with hornsmith Art DeCamp to challenge your hornworking skills through the manufacture of small items made of horn. Make several items such as spoons, cups and lantern panes. Discover techniques related to turning horn, making a “chimed” bottom and also learning how to make molds for pressing horn items. Instruction will also be given on period appropriate surface finishing and coloring horn. Tools required. Please note, this class meets Wednesday, October 11 from 1-5 pm and Thursday and Friday, October 12-13 from 8 am-5 pm.
You must purchase tuition by clicking on the link above.


Event Dates November 10-11  2017
Event Name Village Restorations Workshop in Hollidaysburg, PA
Event Location Hollidaysburg, PA
Admission Fee $285
Event Website Address
Details of Event Hands on instructions from Master Horners Roland Cadle & Art DeCampLunch, Snacks and Materials are included.This class will provide one-on-one instructions in the history, preparation, and techniques involved in making a screw tip horn. You may decide whether internal or external screw-tip powder horn is what you want to make.


If you want some additional help from experts you may work on a project of your choosing (just let us know in advance)

* Some tools may be supplied, call 814-696-1379 for tool list and reservations.


Online Resources:

If you are looking for advice on horn making, The Horner’s Bench (an online bulletin board), can be very helpful. It is at

Many of the same people are on the Accoutrements Page on You will learn a lot on this bulletin board.

To read a bit about classes that have been held. Please use this link to the HCH Blog.