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
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 three 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...
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.
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.
Sun 25 Nov 2018 Ramshead Poker
Sun 26th May 2019- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person)
Sun 14th July '19- Ramshead Poker
Sun 7th Oct '19- Sculptural Flowers (2 per person)
Sun 24th Nov '19- Ramshead Poker
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Our Blacksmith for a Day courses...
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...
A Blacksmithing Experience Day at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield.
I have been running this course for a year or so now, and it is designed as an introduction to the wonderful craft of Blacksmithing for those with no prior experience. It takes place in my 200 year old forge at the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Museum in Sheffield.
You will learn fire and hammer control, as well as a number of traditional blacksmithing techniques such...
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!
2019 dates now being added! Gift certificates for the full or partial value of a course are now available - I can post these out up to the 20th December as Xmas gifts, or can email a certificate out right up to the 24th, so if you are looking for a super gift for your loved one, why not get in touch?
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Bronze Smelting and Casting
Introduction to metallurgy:
Looking at the evidence for the first use of metals. It reviews the archaeological evidence and considers the problems for those wishing to reconstruct the processes.
Pulling swords from Stones: The smelting of minerals:
Working in groups of 2-3 this session provides you with the opportunity to transform minerals in to metal. You will reconstruct some of the earliest processes used by humans to win metal from the...