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Blacksmithing & metal courses

Great Britain has a very long history of blacksmithing and making useful or beautiful items from metal. Our museums display iron and bronze age jewellery, simple coins, swords, knives, armour and an abundance of farming and industrial implements. The craft of forging metal to make sturdy long-lasting implements has a rich history in these islands with so many natural resources. Metal can be heavy and strong for the resilient barricades or hefty locks and bolts of castles and prisons or feathery light and dainty for elegant jewellery and fine adornment. Metal is a material of infinite variety and you will find a metal craft course to suit your interests and skills here with our enthusiastic and skilled metal working tutors

£300
Greater London - Next course on 27th April 2019
For those with a working knowledge of metal work, these courses allow more time to develop ideas and skills, and work on projects at their own pace under tutor supervision. It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear. These courses are technician-supported. Basic materials included but extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee. Beginners also welcome to learn and follow Beginner metal exercises By the end of...
£75
Greater London - Next course on 11th July 2019
Taster metal workshop for Beginners to get the feel for Metal Sculpture and explore some welding, cutting techniques and appropriate health & safety procedures. Existing Metal Sculpture students can use this class to develop their on going projects from the term. It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear. These courses are technician supported. Basic materials included. By the end of the course you will be able to Shape steel in three ways....
£100
Leicestershire
The course is suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of mig welding. Introducing students to the basic operations of welding through a tightly-planned programme of object-based procedures, there is plenty of sympathetic expert help available if any aspect becomes a struggle. Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get...
£300
Greater London - Next course on 27th April 2019
An introduction to making sculptures with movement. We will explore the effect of various forces and mechanical devices such as cranks, levers, cams and gears and how they can be used to create mobiles, simple automata and puppets. Basic materials included but extra charge for materials used over and above the allocated material course fee. All levels welcome. This courses is technician supported. By the end of the course you will be able to Understand...
£100
West Yorkshire
This is a stone setting one day workshop for students already competent in sawing, filing & soldering. During the day we will consider all types of stones & settings, then focus on bezel settings for the final piece. This is an intensive practical day involving measuring, making, setting & finishing with a bezel set stone to take home. Loads of tips & hints & plenty of background information from our fully trained & experienced jeweller....
£90
Gloucestershire
In this workshop you will use texturing, hammers and heat to create your very own pendant and earrings. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in our on site accommodation. When you book a residential package you will get discounted accommodation in our stylish boutique hostel located in the centre of Cirencester in the Cotswolds right next door to New Brewery Arts. Our former 19th Century Cotswold stone brewery...
£55
Kent - Next course on 26th January 2019
This workshop will be held in a beautiful natural woodland setting in Leigh - close to Hildenborough, Kent. This rural, natural setting will give you a sense of how our ancestors would have worked with pewter over an open fire, using rudimental tools and equipment. Pewter is a very versatile low melt tin alloy (mixture of more than one metal). It can be cast at low temperatures and using a wide variety of mould making...
£180
South Yorkshire - Next course on 16th February 2019
The aim of this course (which runs over 6 Saturday afternoons) is to enable students to design and make a truly unique piece of jewellery by instructing various techniques and allowing students to pick the methods they like the most. Several jewellery making techniques are demonstrated by Rose with students being given time to practice and experiment using copper, before going onto design a piece of jewellery. Rose can give guidance through the design process,...
£1250
Gloucestershire
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...
£500
South Yorkshire
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...