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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

£115
Cumbria - Next course on 7th October 2018
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...
£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...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 29th September 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!...
£295
West Sussex
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. •...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 31st August 2018
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...
£130
Carmarthenshire
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...
£150
Leicestershire
The 1 day course is suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. * Beginners need to be watched throughout the day so that they do not burn the metal they are working on in the fire, which reach's up to 1500 (the temperature metal melts and burns) to 2000 Celsius. Because I can only safely watch one person...
£250
Carmarthenshire - Next course on 25th August 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...
£220
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 20th October 2018
The 2 day stone setting course in Ely is the ideal way to further develop your skills in making silver jewellery, with a specific focus on basic rub-over stone settings. Within the two day course, you will have ample opportunity to explore various stone setting approaches and be able to take the skills away with you to further develop in your own making context. The course is designed for those of you who have some...
£160
Yorkshire
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...