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North Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd December 2017
Items you will make over the two days - eg, a bearded axe, a full handle, and a tomahawk. You will learn to make using a traditional blacksmith's forge for the tomahawk and bearded axe. You will learn to forge weld the tomahawk and bearded axe. The smithing process is quite fine and not as heavy handed as regular blacksmithing. It is more akin to jewellery making techniques. This course is run from my home...
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...
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces the student to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the student's 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!...
Surrey - Next course on 2nd March 2018
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. It starts at 3:00 pm prompt on Friday, and runs until 7:00pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 - 3.30 pm. 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...
Cardiff - Next course on 9th January 2018
This is a 10 week evening course running on Tuesdays 7-9pm suitable for beginners or those wishing to refresh or update their skills. The course is run in a well equipped studio and class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 5.
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....
Join our friendly Blacksmithing Team for a full day's tuition in basic forging! Award winning, master blacksmith, Nigel Barnett will guide you through the basic skills of forging. You will have a go at making your own items to take home. The course is very hands-on and attendees will learn the skills required to create a variety of traditional ironmongery. Working at your own speed, tuition is on demonstration followed by one to one guidance...
East Sussex
Traditional Blacksmithing one day tuition run by an award winning blacksmith with over 15 years hand forging experience. Firebird forge is located in the heart of one of the oldest private estates in the south east and to the back of the forge is the woods where the stories of AA.Milne were set (The Hundred Acre Wood). The forge is in a 1500 square foot former dairy and has six individual forges with anvils and...
West Sussex
Chalk Pit Forge is run by Alex Smith, who has been a blacksmith since 1998 and has run the forge since 2008, teaching one to one courses since 2009. The forge is within the beautiful south downs countryside at Amberley Museum, West Sussex. Here I run courses for anyone aged 15 or over [15 yr olds need a parent present], where you can make whatever you like, providing I think you can do it in...
North Somerset
We would like to welcome you to Strawberry Steel and invite you to our Blacksmithing Experience Days with Colin. Colin is a Master Blacksmith with over 27 years experience in his art. He has work exhibited all over the world and has a huge passion for his craft. He is also a qualified teacher, so you will be in safe hands. The course generally take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, although alternate week days could...