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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

£290
Surrey - Next course on 30th March 2019
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' 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!...
£100
Kent
A basic blacksmithing or knife making course is a great way to learn about the beautiful craft of blacksmithing. This course focuses on making something for you to take home with you whether that be a practical knife or something more decorative for your home or garden. The course is based in Quex park in Birchington in a large and spacious workshop, during the course you will learn how to use a traditional coke forge...
£170
Berkshire
Blacksmith Experience Days, the original 'day in the life of a blacksmith' course at Anvil Forge, based on Blackcroft Farm in Wokingham near Reading. Everything you make on the day is yours to take away. Everyone makes a fire poker as the first project and we then proceed to make a project which can be an idea you have or an item we guide you on, which can be discussed with us in advance. Anvil...
£175
Oxfordshire - Next course on 3rd April 2019
Come and get wired one weekend! Learn how to use wire and other materials to make the sculpture of your choice – the only limit is your imagination. This course is perfect for releasing the creativity that we all have inside ourselves, regardless of your ability or experience. And the best part is that wire is so accessible you can carry on doing it at home with minimal expense. Join James Ort for this inspiring...
£170
Shropshire
Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!) Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own business from a small & charming forge in Ludlow, the heart of rural Shropshire. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no...
£170
Berkshire
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...
£110
Hampshire
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) The...
£140
Lancashire
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...
£95
East Yorkshire - Next course on 19th January 2019
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email me stating that I have permission to add you (GDPR). Thanks Diane 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 experience of working with silver. You will be given step-by-step directions and support. All tools & materials will be...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 1st March 2019
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. 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 Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...