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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

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...
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...
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...
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...
West Sussex - Next course on 6th July 2019
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. •...
Middlesex - Next course on 27th July 2019
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 with a 9.45 arrival time. There will be approximately 60 minutes for lunch, and the day will finish at approx. The student will be given a hands-on introduction to the traditional craft of...
Lincolnshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
2019 dates now being added! Gift certificates for the full or partial value of a course are now available - these can either be posted or emailed out depending on how far in advance they have been purchased. For the next week, book two places on a workshop for £500, making a saving of £100 - so why not bring your partner with you for a fun weekend of bladesmithing? Offer only applies to any...
West Sussex - Next course on 30th March 2019
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.
Cumbria - Next course on 26th May 2019
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 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...
East Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd February 2019
To make a booking, please click through to my website. Please note, I can only hold a place once a deposit has been received. February 23rd 1 space left, March last few remaining! 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...