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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...

£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...
£180
Devon
Enjoy a days forging in my 200 year old Dartmoor Forge. Get used to the hammer and the anvil and then learn some of the building blocks of blacksmithing, including drawing out splitting and punching. My aim is to incorporate these skills into a small project for you to complete. One to one course £180, two people £150 each. Please contact me for details.
£110
Hampshire
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...
£180
Powys
Please get in touch for course dates. This blacksmithing evening course will run for 5 consecutive weeks with experienced blacksmith and tutor Pete Smith of 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...
£120
Northamptonshire - Next course on 9th November 2019
This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the anvil – then bending, forming and quenching your work until it is transformed from a...
£275
East Riding of Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd August 2019
For those wishing to get to grips with the forging of blacksmiths tools we offer an action packed two day course in which you will have the opertunity to forge the following items. Blacksmiths flat bit tongs 2 pairs, hot cut chisel, slot punch, and round punch and a pair of pliers if you get enough done.
£105
Carmarthenshire
Blacksmiths Experience Day Time to get your hands dirty and let the sparks fly. Take the chance to make some interesting bits and pieces to take home with you. A great experience for novices to try your hands at one of the oldest trades. The course is open to all over the age of 16, We can accomodate groups, couples, stag & hen do's The day will be spent at the anvil working with hot...
£130
Carmarthenshire
Knife Making Class. Spend the day learning the tips and tricks of professional knife and blade making at Phoenix Forge. We start out making a basic letter opener to get you warmed up and used to working with the forge, after a cuppa we get started on forging a true working knife. we go from selecting the right type of tool steel in to forging a rough blade shape out, then the shape is refined...
£110
Hampshire - Next course on 30th May 2019
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...