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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...
£350
North Yorkshire - Next course on 24th May 2019
This course runsMonday to Friday from 10am until 5pm. On this course you will spend two days forging a knife and will be working with 1075 steel. On the first day between 10 am and 2pm approx you will be forging the knife. After lunch (one hour), you will start shaping the knife on the grinder. Whether it be a full tang or hidden tang that you forge, you will draw out the shape of...
£150
East Riding of Yorkshire - Next course on 6th July 2019
Come along to our Blacksmithing experience day set in the beautiful village of Burton Agnes, experience what it is like to be a master crafts man and get to fire up a coke forge for the day and use all the traditional tools and skills still used today. Based in the yorkshire wolds we offer one day course to all levels of budding enthusiasts from the ages of 16+ (accompanied by adult), you will be...
£350
Berkshire
Have you ever wanted a sword to hang on your wall or a sconce lamp or maybe a brazier for the long winter that is coming? Well we are going to run a special metalwork / blacksmith class for anyone who loves 'Game of Thrones' or medieval genre like Lord of the Rings, Vikings etc. Items will all have a medieval 'feel' and not designed to be exact replicas but lookalike and made by attendees...
£190
Devon - Next course on 21st June 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...