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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...

£300
Berkshire
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.
£195
South Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd February 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...
£160
Dorset
During this day in a traditional village blacksmiths forge you will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home. As this course is limited to two people, you can work together on one project or If you go...
£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...
£190
Devon - Next course on 22nd February 2019
Courses will be running at Bickleigh Farm throughout 2019. Please see website via the link button above for available dates. The one- and two-day courses are run in my professional forge, which is extensively equipped for modern day use. The two-day blacksmithing course starts in a similar way to the one-day version, with some basic technical instruction, but is intended to be more 'in-depth' as design and techniques are able to be further explored. There...
£52.99
Essex
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...
£250
Powys
This practical course at Mid Wales Arts is suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge tools and equipment will be explained and you will be shown how to light and use the forge. You will have the opportunity to work on an anvil and learn how to...
£530
Kent
Axe making course - 3 days This 3 day workshop will take you through the process of making two hand axes, one made by the forge welded “bow tie” method of construction where a steel edge is forge welded into a softer iron body and then folded around on itself to form an eye. We will also make a punched and drifted axe from carbon steel. The course will be held Friday & Saturday 9am...
£90
County Antrim
Book the Weekend Course Complete introduction to Artist Blacksmithing - Beginners Course If you have never lifted a hammer before but you thought Blacksmithing looks like fun and you would love to give it a go, this class is for you. By the end of the two days you will have completed a beautiful hand forged Flower Basket Hanger for your own home. Additionally you will be introduced to the majority of the basic skills...
£150
North Yorkshire - Next course on 15th February 2019
On this course you will be given 01 tool steel. You will draw out the shape of the particular knife (which I have templates for) or you can bring your own design. You will use a grinder to remove the stock, shape and sharpen the blade, this will then be heated in the forge for 3 cycles to soften the metal. If you do not want to do stock removal then you can forge a...