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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...

£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...
£370
Berkshire - Next course on 14th June 2019
Our new course by popular request. The two day chefs style knife course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. The material we will be using will be from spring steel which has a greater carbon content , these are the properties that make it more suitable to being hardened to ensure it keeps a...
£150
West Yorkshire
Make an axe from a folded piece of steel with a forge welded carbon core on this one day blacksmithing course in Wakefield. You will learn the Forge welding process, drifting as well as some forging, you are welcome to do a beared axe or a more tradional style. All my courses take place in my work shop which is a working forge (I do this every day) courses are run ever weekend and also...
£185
Bristol
1 to 1 Session. Experience a day in a working forge right in the centre of Bristol City. Learn a variety of blacksmithing techniques in a relaxed environment and create a range of items made by you to take home. Taught by Joanna Williams, Artist Blacksmith of Fire Iron Art. We start the day with an introduction to health and safety and an induction into the forge. You will learn some fundamental forging techniques to...
£470
Berkshire
This a new course for anyone who loves Dragons or 'Game of Thrones' fans who would like to make their own metal dragon. The end result is a dragon with a 2ft ( 600mm) wingspan that could possibly be converted to breathe fire or smoke. The course is run over 2 days and includes a pub lunch on the first day and a complimentary packed lunch on the second day. We will start at 9.30...
£120
Shropshire - Next course on 1st June 2019
Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home. You will need to wear: old clothes (non-synthetic) /overalls and sturdy boots. Please bring leather gloves if you have any. Frazer can provide weekday courses for groups of...
£295
West Sussex - Next course on 7th September 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. •...
£100
Devon - Next course on 1st June 2019
Courses will be running at Bickleigh Farm throughout 2018. Please see my website via the link button above for available dates. The educational blacksmithing courses at Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing, situated near Halwell in South Devon, are free ranging in order to provide opportunities to learn the traditional skills and techniques of the craft, as well as encouraging individual contemporary projects using skills I have developed in my day to day working life. The...
£180
Yorkshire
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
£295
Wiltshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
Under the tutelage of Graham Clarke you will learn to make a fully useable carbon steel knife. During your first day you will: * Shape your knife using a gas forge, hammer, anvil. * Normalise your blade in the gas forge * Grind your blade to it's near finished shape * Heat-treat your blade (without the fiery theatricals as seen on television) * Finish grind and sharpen your blade. On your second day you will:-...