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
This two day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the metal industry, and you will come away with a finished product at the end (ornamental garden flower, weather vane or a wall mounted coat rack).
What will you be doing over the two days:
• Hot forming of metal using the forge.
• Cold forming of metal – folding, rolling, and shaping.
• Welding – TIG, MIG and stick.
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...
One day non residential blacksmithing for beginners courses in West Wales. Courses run once a month. Group size is never more than four at a time to ensure personal attention. Our courses have featured in the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. You will make plenty of items to take home.
On our one day course you will learn many of the basic skills of blacksmithing and you can expect to make 2 items. This may...
Our two day blacksmithing courses run over a weekend
A two day non residential blacksmithing for beginners course in beautiful Carmarthen, West Wales. Courses run once a month. Group size is never more than four at a time to ensure personal attention. Our courses have featured in the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. You will make plenty of items to take home.
One day taster courses are also available at £130 per day.
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...
Take Artistic Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Lee from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmithing furnaces, 8 anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmithing day...
Our Blacksmith for a Day courses run throughout the year:
- Dragon Hooks and Ramshead Firepokers or Sculptural garden flowers
Adrian and his able apprentice will arrive early to set up his mobile forges for 8 people on the Cafe driveway. Fresh...
One Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth
Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book.
This covers introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder. The 1 day courses run from 10am to 6pm.
The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and everyone with an interest in blacksmithing and forge-work is...
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...
1 day course available to one or two people
I cover all the basic forging practices required to start Blacksmithing as a hobby such as drawing out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. Depending how well someone learns we can also make something such as a poker or a knife.
Please message or phone to inquire about course dates before purchasing. No best offers will be accepted!
- Next course on 24th November 2018
An excellent opportunity to learn the lost wax method of bronze casting during this 2 day course led by experienced teacher Mark Halliday RCA. All the materials and equipment you need will be provided to enable you to make a small sculpture or object and to cast this in bronze.
You will learn:
- about different types of bronze casting techniques
- how to manipulate modelling wax and how to use other waxes in the...