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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...

£260
Carmarthenshire
Our two day blacksmithing courses run over a weekend A two day non residential blacksmithing for beginners course in beautiful Carmarthen, 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. One day taster courses are also available at £130 per day. Aaron is...
£140
South Yorkshire
A Blacksmithing Experience Day at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield. I have been running this course for a year or so now, and it is designed as an introduction to the wonderful craft of Blacksmithing for those with no prior experience. It takes place in my 200 year old forge at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Museum in Sheffield. You will learn fire and hammer control, as well as a number of traditional blacksmithing techniques such...
£150
Leicestershire
1 day course available to one or two people I cover all the basic forging practices required to start Blacksmithing as a hobby such as drawing out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. Depending how well someone learns we can also make something such as a poker or a knife. Please message or phone to inquire about course dates before purchasing. No best offers will be accepted! Beginners...
£150
Devon
A one day blacksmithing course for up to 2 people at our workshop in the charming Blackdown hills, Devon. Suitable for the complete beginner, to those wanting to hone a particular skill. We can tailor the course to suit your goals.
£150
North Somerset
We would like to welcome you to Strawberry Steel and invite you to our Blacksmithing Experience Days with Colin. Colin is a Master Blacksmith with over 27 years experience in his art. He has work exhibited all over the world and has a huge passion for his craft. He is also a qualified teacher, so you will be in safe hands. The course generally take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, although alternate week days could...
£160
Yorkshire
One Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This covers introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder. The 1 day courses run from 10am to 6pm. The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and everyone with an interest in blacksmithing and forge-work is...
£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...
£120
Northamptonshire - Next course on 25th January 2019
This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the anvil – then bending, forming and quenching your work until it is transformed from a...
£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...
£290
Tees Valley
You will learn a series of key blacksmithing techniques which are the foundations for making beautiful ironwork. Over the three days you will develop your skills in these techniques while you make at least three items to take home with you. Right from the start you'll be making, not just watching. You will experience the thrill of working with hot metal and discover the satisfaction of seeing completed pieces you have made with your own...