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Blacksmithing involves heating metal (wrought iron and steel) on a forge then hammering, drawing and bending it, requiring strength, perseverance and considerable skill! Visit one of these fascinating forges and experience the hot fire, bellows and iconic anvil...
Pyrites 2- Practical Skills Teacher Development Course (PSTDC)
Pyrites 2- Practical Skills Teacher Development Course (PSTDC)
Gloucestershire
£1250
Craft in our time Craft can offer many experiences - a sense of creativity, inspiration and imagination, a means of learning through making and a deep sense of empowerment and value. The Practical Skills Teacher Development Course PSTDC aims to inspire, offer an opportunity for re-development and re-deployment of skills already acquired. Deepen our understanding of both the educational and therapeutic opportunities and value for the practice of traditional craftwork and learning through making. This is a 'hands-on course' introducing principles of Practice & Experience around seven traditional crafts -...
Sword making class - London Border
Bronze AWARD
Sword making class - London Border
Kent
£1100
Have you always wanted to make and take home your own sword ? Well, here is your chance ! The aim of this course is to forge out your own sword in seven days. I will take you through the process of: Forging the blade to shape Grinding and shaping the blade Hardening and tempering the blade Sharpening and edge testing Fitting a cross guard, handle and pommel We will be making double-edged sword blades, basic cross guards and pommels. There may be the opportunity for you to forge other...
Blacksmithing – forging a set of fire irons
Bronze AWARD
Blacksmithing – forging a set of fire irons
Highlands
£950
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 from, but must be prepared for more hammer puns than they can shake a stick...
Damascene knife making
Gold AWARD
Damascene knife making
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd October 2019
£650
This is a three day course. The first day and a half is spent forge welding,1095 and 15N20 steel is used. You will draw out the steel, twisting to create a desired pattern. The next day and a half you will either make a knife or chopping knife. This course if for a maximum of two people. Over 18s only. Students must be at least 16 years of age, a parent or guardian must be in attendance for any minors. No prior bookings will be taken without a deposit of...
Kitchen knife making course
Bronze AWARD
(3)
Kitchen knife making course
Kent
£580
This is a specialist 3 day class concentrating on the particular techniques of forging a kitchen knife. We will forge a 7 – 8 inch kitchen knife. No prior experience is needed and the class will guide you through: · Using a coke forge and gas forge · Forging the blade to shape · Thermocycling (reducing grain growth, which is an undesirable effect of over heating steel) · Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper · Heat treating · Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing . Fitting a simple...
Axe making class - London Border
Bronze AWARD
Axe making class - London Border
Kent
£530
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 from 9am to 5pm each day.
Raise your own silver whisky tumbler
Gold AWARD
(2)
Raise your own silver whisky tumbler
South Yorkshire
£500
Master the art of hand raising, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and create your very own Sterling Silver whisky tumbler. One of Charlotte’s most successful designs, this intensive course allows you to craft the perfect vessel for your favourite dram. Ideal for the true connoisseur. You will spend three 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 own whisky tumbler to have hallmarked and take home. Charlotte will greet you at the...
Dragon Making Weekend
Platinum AWARD
(4)
Dragon Making Weekend
Berkshire
£470
This a new course for anyone who loves Dragons or 'Game of Thrones' fans who would like to make their own metal dragon. The end result is a dragon with a 2ft ( 600mm) wingspan that could possibly be converted to breathe fire or smoke. The course is run over 2 days and includes a pub lunch on the first day and a complimentary packed lunch on the second day. We will start at 9.30 Saturday and Sunday at 10am and finish about 5pm on the Saturday and about 3-4ish...
Three day blacksmithing course
Gold AWARD
(7)
Three day blacksmithing course
Powys - Next course on 24th September 2019
£450
Learn blacksmithing with master blacksmith Pete Smith at Bluefoot Forge on the English/Welsh border. This 3 day course is suitable for beginners and those with experience and will start by unravelling the mysteries of the fire. Pete will do a demonstration on basic hammer skills, techniques and working rhythm, whilst also demonstrating process and process design, to create the first artefact you will make. As each day progresses, you will increase your knowledge and your skills will improve. Pete will give numerous short demonstrations and you will receive close guidance...
Beginners 2 full days knife making courses
Gold AWARD
(12)
Beginners 2 full days knife making courses
North Yorkshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
£400
This course runs Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm. This course can be run as a one to one or for a small group of three people. 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...

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