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...
Experience blacksmithing in a working forge on this one day taster course. Learn with Pete Smith, an experienced tutor and blacksmith at Bluefoot Forge on the Welsh border.
The course will start with a short health and safety talk, followed by an explanation of the workings of the fire, fire control and working heat colours. Pete will do a demonstration on basic hammer skills, techniques and working rhythm, whilst also demonstrating process and process design,...
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...
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:-...
Copper Bashing for Beginners with Professional Blacksmith Lucille. Lucille Scott is an experienced teacher and blacksmith who runs regular blacksmithing courses in Little Duck Forge at Eastney Pumping Station throughout the year. We also run a specific copper course, Copper Birds and Flowers, see the website for more details and dates.
Copper Bashing for beginners
Copper bowls and simple copper forms using fold forming techniques
The day course will look at basic sheet metal skills...
Work together or compete to see who is the best blacksmith as you and your date enjoy a stress-free experience in the art of bespoke ironwork.
You will enjoy a day full of laughter and fun, making it the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary or even to simply make lasting memories together. Whether it is personal keepsakes or something for your home, you will get to make your own custom artwork!
The day starts at 9 and you will be put on the fires to spend 10 minutes learning how hot it gets and how to hold the hammer. Then straight into forging a ram's head. This project has lots of different skills: twisting, punching, forge welding, scrolling. After this is made, we will do Leaf work and make a Bottle opener.
Everyone that has been on one of my courses has walked away amazed by...
- Next course on 9th February 2019
Design and create a Sterling Silver spoon, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and then have it hallmarked at The Sheffield Assay Office. Have a go at making an extra special keepsake, Christening present or Wedding gift.
You will spend two days with Charlotte in her workshop in the heart of Sheffield, where you will learn the techniques of forging, forming and soldering whilst creating your own silver spoon to have hallmarked and take home.
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...
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...
“FORGING A BLACKSMITH’S KNIFE”
On this 1 day class we will forge a Blacksmith’s knife also known as a a Viking Lady’s knife. This is a one piece knife with a forged handle. We will go through the basic forging, grinding and heat treating of the blade to end up with a finished knife in one day !
This is a perfect introduction to the craft of the Bladesmith.
This class will be from 9am...