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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
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...
£190
Devon - Next course on 29th March 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...
£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...
£149
Carmarthenshire
Axe Making Your chance to forge & haft your very own hand axe! There are few things more satisfying than thrusting a lump of steel in to the flames and letting the sparks fly under your hammer as you craft your very own hatchet. Learn how to work smith and striker to forge hot steel in small groups to forge a hand axe each. This is an excellent course for groups and does require team...
£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...
£275
East Riding of Yorkshire - Next course on 19th July 2019
Our two day course is a unique opertunity to spend two days in the working enviroment of the artist blacksmith, you will use a traditional coke fired forge on a series on small projects that you can take away and cherish for life. You will be using hand hammer, blacksmiths tongs and associated forging tools throughout the day. 9.00 am - 4.30 pm Friday and Saturday with a maximum of six students per course, other...
£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...
£175
North Yorkshire - Next course on 29th March 2019
These courses run for 4 hours on a half day Monday to Friday only from 9am to 1pm or 1pm to 5pm. On this course you will be given 1075 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...
£950
Highlands
This week long introduction to blacksmithing is a holiday with a difference. With have tuition by artisan blacksmith Andy of Feather Forge, this is a week long course for beginners. We’ll start by learning the basics of moving metal with hammer and anvil, along with managing a traditional coal forge, before progressing to forge your very own set of fire irons to take home. Every student will have their own forge and anvil to work...
£120
West Glamorgan
Learn key Blacksmithing techniques whilst forging your own piece of art to take home. Book in for a Basic Blacksmithing day course for beginners, focusing on learning key basic techniques which are the foundation to all blacksmiths forge work. After a short introduction with our resident blacksmith you will explore the history of smithing from Gold to steel; modern Iron & Steel, including their types and uses and receive your itinerary for the day. You...