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...
On This Course You Will Learn:
The core techniques used by blacksmiths to shape steel.
You will be learn how to bend and shape steel using a gas forge, hammers and anvils. We will guide you through the steps needed to make a simple object that incorporates many of the fundamental techniques used by blacksmiths.
What will I make on the course?
By the end of the class you will have made a beautiful toasting...
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...
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...
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We have 3 ceramic chip forges each with its own anvil allowing you the individual space and facility to maximize your creative efforts.
Give yourself a treat or buy a course day for someone special:
£165 per person for one days tuition. (10am-4pm)
£90 per person for 1/2 day tuition. (10-1:30)
£90 taster for under 14yrs old. (10am-2pm).
Course experience combinations:
If you've ever watched a blacksmithing demonstration and thought you'd like to find out for yourself what it's like to be a blacksmith, I, Lucille, am here to open the forge door and welcome you into the fascinating world of blacksmithing. I have many years teaching experience in Design and Technology and have now forged a new creative path developing my own artistic skills and teaching beginners blacksmithing in my workshop. The blacksmith experience days...
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...
Excellent Gift for a Unique and Skill Building Experience...
Ironart are delighted to offer one-day ‘Introduction to Blacksmithing’ at our workshops in Larkhall, on the outskirts of beautiful Georgian Bath. These one-day courses are aimed at complete beginners and are tutored by two of Ironart’s most experienced artist blacksmiths: Jason Balchin and Martin Smith.
Ironart one-day blacksmithing are limited to just four people per session and tend to sell out quickly, so please book early...
East Riding of Yorkshire
- Next course on 20th April 2019
Come along to our Rustic knives Workshop and leave with a Hand forged razor shape knife!
Design, craft, sharpen.
Come along to our tranquil village forge in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds where you will get to experience the life of a village blacksmiths/blade-smith for the day.
This course will provide you will all the necessary information needed in order to craft a hand forged knife share enough to shave with!
No previous experience needed.
Due to the popularity of our Blacksmith Experience Days , Viking Knife Classes and Dragon Making classes we have decided to add a special experience day for all the juniors who want to have a go at metalwork. The class is tailored towards 8years + who come with either Dad or Mum. The options are fairly open and are discussed before attending the class and are designed with the child in mind and their aspirations.
Master the art of hand raising, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and create your very own Sterling Silver whisky tumbler. One of Charlotte’s most successful designs, this intensive course allows you to craft the perfect vessel for your favourite dram. Ideal for the true connoisseur.
You will spend three 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...