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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
Suffolk - Next course on 23rd March 2019
Come and join us in the heart of Suffolk, for a full days tuition in the art of blacksmithing. starting with a talk on the tools of the trade, you will be guided through the creation of several unique pieces of ironwork throughout the day. Kingdom Forge is run by two full time, professional Blacksmiths, Paul Stoddart, and Elliot Harrison. The forge lies within a picturesque village, in the middle of the county of Suffolk....
£175
Berkshire
Blacksmith Experience Days, the original 'day in the life of a blacksmith' course at Anvil Forge, based at Blackcroft Farm in Wokingham near Reading. Everything you make on the day is yours to take away. Everyone makes a fire poker as the first project and we then proceed to make a project which can be an idea you have or an item we guide you on, which can be discussed with us in advance. Anvil...
£175
Berkshire
The one day knife making course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. Once we are all settled in the first task is to make a fire poker which will give everyone some hammering skills and a feel of how the material will react once its heated. The knife we make is a Viking one...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 27th July 2019
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' own ideas developed with Ambrose's help. It’s a good idea - but not compulsory - to think about what you might want to make in advance, in very general terms – don’t be too ambitious - entrance gates really aren't a possibility!...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 6th September 2019
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of about 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. A place on one of Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...
£370
Berkshire - Next course on 10th April 2019
Our new course by popular request. The two day chefs style knife course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. The material we will be using will be from spring steel which has a greater carbon content , these are the properties that make it more suitable to being hardened to ensure it keeps a...
£52.99
Essex - Next course on 31st March 2019
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...
£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...
£100
North Yorkshire
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make two unique items to take home with you. The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon themed coat-hook....
£100
Devon - Next course on 6th April 2019
Courses will be running at Bickleigh Farm throughout 2018. Please see my website via the link button above for available dates. The educational blacksmithing courses at Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing, situated near Halwell in South Devon, are free ranging in order to provide opportunities to learn the traditional skills and techniques of the craft, as well as encouraging individual contemporary projects using skills I have developed in my day to day working life. The...