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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

£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...
£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...
£160
South Yorkshire
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...
£175
Berkshire
Blacksmith Experience Days, the original 'day in the life of a blacksmith' course at Anvil Forge, based at 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...
£150
Devon
A one day blacksmithing course for up to 2 people at our workshop in the charming Blackdown hills, Devon. Suitable for the complete beginner, to those wanting to hone a particular skill. We can tailor the course to suit your goals.
£170
Middlesex - Next course on 1st August 2019
Please note: All my course dates for 2019 are booked, however, please contact me if you would like to book a day,as I plan to add more dates later this year. Thanks 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...
£150
North Somerset
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...
£180
Hampshire - Next course on 14th June 2019
Classes are held in my workshop in Southampton. Starting time is 9am until 5pm (approx). Maximum of 2 students per course. After initial safety talk/workshop induction we will discuss the blade options that you can make, I offer several choices. The work will involve, heating blade in gas forge, hammering at the anvil to basic shape/profile, normalise blade, grinding blade to shape, drilling holes (depending on style chosen). Heat treating blade and final grinding and...
£260
Carmarthenshire
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. Aaron is...
£180
Oxfordshire - Next course on 12th August 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...