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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...

£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...
£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...
£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...
£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...
£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...
£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. •...
£150
Leicestershire
1 day course available to one or two people starting from 10am to 4/5pm on average. 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. We can make something on the day such as a poker or a blacksmith knife. Please remember its a social environment of learning for the day and so...
£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...
£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...
£100
Devon - Next course on 6th April 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...