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Blacksmithing courses

Blacksmithing is the craft of heating metal (wrought iron and steel) on a forge then hammering, drawing and bending it to make useful artefacts and sculptural forms. It takes strength, perseverance and considerable skill! The blacksmiths of mythology wrought swords that endowed their owners with power and strength and it does seem magical that lumps of heavy metal can be so transformed. The blacksmith may make decorative gates, a portcullis, sturdy railings, sculptures or spiral stairways. The forge remains a fascinating place with its hot fire and bellows and the iconic anvil...

£235
West Sussex
Chalk Pit Forge is run by Alex Smith, who has been a blacksmith since 1998 and has run the forge since 2008, teaching one to one courses since 2009. Please visit my website to view more pictures of what people have made on past courses. This course is very popular and can be sold out a year in advance so please contact Alex to check available dates before buying a voucher. The forge is within...
£135
West Midlands
Ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of blacksmithing? Spend a day with Chris, a qualified Blacksmith, in his Worcestershire workshop. Go at it hammer and tongs, learn how to manipulate hot steel and produce your own metal masterpiece. Choose from a range of small projects to make and take away with you. Full day courses for two people are also available if you want to bring a friend. Ages 14 and...
£125
West Yorkshire
In this knife making course you will make a rustic style knife over four hours out of 1045 carbon steel. I will take you through the forging process step by step (you will be doing all of the hammer work so have your weetabix). You will learn how the heat treatment is done, from the normalisation to tempering and how to sharpen your blade on the belt grinder, then add a simple leather rap handle....
£125
Kent
A basic blacksmithing or knife making course is a great way to learn about the beautiful craft of blacksmithing. This course focuses on making something for you to take home with you whether that be a practical knife or something more decorative for your home or garden. The course is based in Quex park in Birchington in a large and spacious workshop, during the course you will learn how to use a traditional coke forge...
£140
Lancashire
Forget the idea of blacksmithing being big, sweaty men beating lumps of hot steel with large hammers. Forged steel can be as light and delicate or as substantial as you wish. It is a wonderful media with which to work, it can be bent, twisted, tapered, split, punched etc. Learn these basic techniques then combine them to produce your hand crafted piece, your imagination is your limit. Courses are suitable for those of an artistic...
£170
Shropshire
Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!) Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own business from a small & charming forge in Ludlow, the heart of rural Shropshire. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no...
£170
Middlesex - Next course on 30th March 2019
Our Blacksmith Experience day is held at our forge dating from the 1850's, which is located in the London Museum of Water and Steam in Kew. The classes will have a maximum of three students. The day will start at 10.am with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be approximately 60 minutes for lunch, and the day will finish at approx. 4.30.pm. The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of...
£295
West Sussex - Next course on 6th July 2019
This two day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the metal industry, and you will come away with a finished product at the end (ornamental garden flower, weather vane or a wall mounted coat rack). What will you be doing over the two days: • Hot forming of metal using the forge. • Cold forming of metal – folding, rolling, and shaping. • Welding – TIG, MIG and stick. •...
£115
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
Sun 25 Nov 2018 Ramshead Poker Sun 26th May 2019- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 14th July '19- Ramshead Poker Sun 7th Oct '19- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person) Sun 24th Nov '19- Ramshead Poker Take Artistic Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Lee from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmithing furnaces, 8 anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmithing day... Our Blacksmith for a Day courses...
£130
Carmarthenshire
One day non residential blacksmithing for beginners courses in West Wales. Courses run once a month. Group size is never more than four at a time to ensure personal attention. Our courses have featured in the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. You will make plenty of items to take home. On our one day course you will learn many of the basic skills of blacksmithing and you can expect to make 2 items. This may...