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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...

£160
Yorkshire
An introduction to blacksmithing at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre. This day course will introduce you to the basics of Blacksmithing and hand forge work with David Southgate of Forge Four Blacksmithing. Starting with fire control and hand hammer work, you will learn carbon steel forging and make small objects such as a poker or spoon, you will leave with an authentically hand forged object. Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye...
£650
West Yorkshire
A chance to make a sword. In this course you will learn how to forge from start to finish a double edge sword. The course is open to all over 18s, no experience needed, what you will need is determination, stamina and patience. I will take you through the whole prosess There are a wide variety of tools involved in the making of a sword, so the ability to understand instruction is a must. I...
£225
West Sussex - Next course on 3rd August 2019
This is a one day intensive welding course where you can try out and practice all 3 welding processes with a variety of metals. For example Mild Steel and Stainless TIG Aluminium TIG, Copper and Brass Brazing TIG, Mild Steel and Stainless Stick, Mild steel and Stainless MIG This course is suitable for anyone wishing to try and discover welding for the first time, or for anyone who wants to update their welding knowledge by...
£450
Powys - Next course on 21st May 2019
Learn blacksmithing with master blacksmith Pete Smith at Bluefoot Forge on the English/Welsh border. This 3 day course is suitable for beginners and those with experience and will start by unravelling the mysteries of the fire. Pete will do a demonstration on basic hammer skills, techniques and working rhythm, whilst also demonstrating process and process design, to create the first artefact you will make. As each day progresses, you will increase your knowledge and your...
£100
Yorkshire - Next course on 18th August 2019
Blacksmithing for beginners course with Adrian Wood Tutor Adrian Wood leads workshops in Blacksmithing in many venues across the north of the country. His courses are always popular and fill up very quickly. He works on decorative blacksmithing commissions for many clients in his own forge at Hornby, Teeside when he's not teaching others. You will need to wear layers of old clothing as it can be hot work and sensible shoes (not plastic). Safety...
£150
Herefordshire - Next course on 22nd May 2019
Come and experience the wonderful world of Blacksmithing in a purpose designed, acoustically insulated workshop at the end of a lane in the idyllic Welsh Marches, in the hamlet of Stapleton, one and a half miles from the border town of Presteigne. The workshop at Bluefoot Forge is fully fitted out with 3 forges, anvils and all associated hand tools you will need for a full on blacksmithing experience, and with Pete Smith, a practicing...
£150
Lancashire
Beginner blacksmithing, where we go over basic forging techniques and fire management, the different tools for different jobs. We will start working towards your first blacksmithing project by the end of the day you’ll get to take home 1 or 2 item. This is a 1 day course costing £150, this course can be extended on request.
£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...
£195
South Yorkshire - Next course on 8th June 2019
Learn the specialist silversmithing technique of hand raising, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and create a beautiful copper bowl using traditional hammer techniques. A great introduction for beginners and perfect practice for those wanting to increase their skill. In a maximum class size of two, you will spend two days with Charlotte in her workshop in the heart of Sheffield, where you will learn the techniques of annealing, blocking, raising and plannishing whilst creating your...
£300
Yorkshire
Two Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This course runs over two days from 10am to 6pm each day. The 2 day course starts with an 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 second day offers the opportunity to create more intricate ironwork...