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
You will learn a series of key blacksmithing techniques which are the foundations for making beautiful ironwork. Over the three days you will develop your skills in these techniques while you make at least three items to take home with you.
Right from the start you'll be making, not just watching. You will experience the thrill of working with hot metal and discover the satisfaction of seeing completed pieces you have made with your own...
Ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of blacksmithing? Spend a day with Chris, a qualified Blacksmith, in his Worcestershire workshop.
Go at it hammer and tongs, learn how to manipulate hot steel and produce your own metal masterpiece. Choose from a range of small projects to make and take away with you.
Full day courses for two people are also available if you want to bring a friend. Ages 14 and...
- Next course on 19th October 2018
This one day course introduces the basic skills of Blacksmithing, a trade that used to be found in every village and was at the heart of countryside life for hundreds of years. You will learn about managing the forge and heating your steel to around 1200 degrees Celsius. Discover the techniques of drawing down and shaping the metal on the anvil – then bending, forming and quenching your work until it is transformed from a...
This is a one day Silver Jewellery workshop can be run on either a weekday or weekend, whatever suits your needs.
Also included are Wedding Ring Workshop days.
The precious metal you require for your Wedding bands is chosen by you, but it can be Sterling Silver, 9ct Yellow or White gold or 18ct Yellow or White gold.
For further information please email me.
(Costs for this particular day vary from the price above)
Learn to make and take home your own beautiful ring from 925 (sterling) silver, under the expert tuition of Jenny Maynard Jewellery!
Suitable for beginners with no previous jewellery making experience, you will be guided through every step by Jenny, a qualified and experienced metalsmith. Participants will need a reasonable amount of arm and hand strength.
Please visit our website via the link above for more details and to book online.
Forget the idea of blacksmithing being big, sweaty men beating lumps of hot steel with large hammers. Forged steel can be as light and delicate or as substantial as you wish. It is a wonderful media with which to work, it can be bent, twisted, tapered, split, punched etc. Learn these basic techniques then combine them to produce your hand crafted piece, your imagination is your limit.
Courses are suitable for those of an artistic...
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...
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email me. Thanks Diane
Saturday 4th August 2018 2018 one space due to cancellation
Sunday 5th August 2018 2018 sold out - please mail to be added to waiting list for 2019.
Join Jewellery Tutor Diane Lee to make your own silver jewellery gifts and learn new jewellery skills along the way. The workshops are suitable both for beginners and those with some...
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 Blacksmith Experience day is held at our forge dating from the 1850's, which is located in the London Museum of Water and Steam in Kew.
The classes will have a maximum of two students. The day will start at 10.am with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be approximately 30 minutes for lunch, and the day will finish at approx. 4.30.pm.
The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of...