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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

Monmouthshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
A fun workshop using chicken wire to create a small breed dog such as a dachshund, jack Russell or similar dog of your choice, no Great Danes or the like as need to keep size manageable to complete in two days. A workshop for beginners and those with some experience. You will learn how to manipulate chicken wire into a full sized dog. Please let me know at time of booking which dog breed you...
Lothian - Next course on 28th April 2019
Make a Mouse or Hare- Creative Metal Workshops with the School of Knox. Silversmith Bryony Knox will teach you basic metalwork skills such as piercing, etching, forming and riveting, whilst making this humorous steel & brass Mouse with a guitar string tail! Take you steel sculpture away with you at the end of the day. Beginners ++ Mouse Dates: March 31st, June 16th, November 3rd Hare Dates: April 28th, September 8th, December 15th I will...
3hr course for beginners Course Time 9.30am - 12.30pm Learn how to make a decorative silver pendant necklace. Suitable for complete beginners and those with a little experience. You will learn how to make a decorative sterling silver necklace, which you'll be able to wear on your way home! You will learn how to cut metal, form, solder, apply texture and finish a necklace. You may make a unique design if you wish to. The...
In this course you will use hammers to stretch and move silver to create your very own silver bangle to take away with you. A perfect gift for yourself or someone special. We will also be running other silver smithing workshops, for further details please visit our website. You will be taught by tutor Charlotte Duckworth. Charlotte is known for designing and making beautiful cutlery from sterling silver and locally sourced English Holly, Charlotte creates...
Come along and discover your own creative flair and learn some professional jewellery making techniques with jewellery designer Sheila Roussel. In this workshop you will be guided through the step by step process to create your very own ring for yourself or as a gift. You will experiment with copper, creating a variety of textures using different hammers and files. You will learn how to shape, file and solder copper to make your practise ring....
Learn how to make a ring in silver. Why not bring along a friend or a partner and make each others rings? You will use hammers and mandrels to create your ring with the option of decorating with texture or letters. Walk away with your own handmade silver ring at the end of the day. If you would like to make a ring for someone else who won't be at the workshop please get in...
Fife - Next course on 26th April 2019
Come along and learn how to saw, solder, form and texture your own silver ring from scratch! In this workshop, you will create a hammered texture ring using both traditional and contemporary jewellery techniques. (This ring will be thicker than than the stacking rings shown in the 2nd image) The perfect class for an individual or a group of friends to come and learn, socialise and most importantly, to make some jewellery to take home!
Somerset - Next course on 16th May 2019
‘Bold Statement Jewellery & Jewellery Workshops by Roderick Vere’ In this unique two hour workshop held at the The Remakery in the heart of Frome's Welshmill Studios, you will be taught how to cut, shape & finish your own silver ring. This workshop is a perfect introduction for anyone keen to try jewellery making using traditional silversmithing methods. Amongst other techniques, you will learn: How to thread and use a piercing saw to cut metal...
Hampshire - Next course on 4th May 2019
This is our most popular class, why not come and make your own silver spinner ring! In the class we will firstly make the centre ring before making one or two spinners to complete your design. This class is suitable for beginners or if you have some experience. We will break each stage down step by step throughout the class so you can leave wearing your new creation! This class is £50 and includes all...
Learn how to make a stunning spoon in silver. You will decide on your design, how deep the spoon will be and the design of the handle. Fabricate a spoon by learning how to pierce, form and solder silver. Using a template to create the shapes you want. With two separate pieces of metal you will create the bowl and handle. These will then be soldered together to make a beautiful caddy spoon. All abilities...