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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
Tees Valley
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...
£125
West Yorkshire
In this knife making course you will make a rustic style knife over four hours out of 1045 carbon steel. I will take you through the forging process step by step (you will be doing all of the hammer work so have your weetabix). You will learn how the heat treatment is done, from the normalisation to tempering and how to sharpen your blade on the belt grinder, then add a simple leather rap handle....
£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...
£65
West Sussex - Next course on 27th October 2018
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.
£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...
£170
Middlesex
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...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 10th November 2018
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...
£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...