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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

£295
Carmarthenshire
Getting Married? Having a civil partnership? Why not make your day even more special! Come to the beautiful county of Carmarthenshire and make your own wedding rings under the guidance of award winning designer and maker Mark Fenn. Learn to make your own unique Wedding rings in Mark's studio workshop at Dolwerdd. Situated in Capel Iwan, in the stunning Welsh Countryside of Carmarthenshire Mark will guide though each step of the making process and by...
£220
Cambridgeshire
This is an intense but fun workshop. Aimed at intermediate or beginners. You will be making 3 or 4 Sterling Silver rings (2 mm or 2.5 mm width.) Using 4 x 4.5 mm size Cabochon stones. You will learn to saw, file, hammer, soldering annealing, polishing and setting of your own rings. Due to a high learning curve, this course is offered usually as a 1:1 workshop. A day course 1:1 tuition is 8 hour...
£185
Bristol
1 to 1 Session. Experience a day in a working forge right in the centre of Bristol City. Learn a variety of blacksmithing techniques in a relaxed environment and create a range of items made by you to take home. Taught by Joanna Williams, Artist Blacksmith of Fire Iron Art. We start the day with an introduction to health and safety and an induction into the forge. You will learn some fundamental forging techniques to...
£100
Devon - Next course on 6th April 2019
Courses will be running at Bickleigh Farm throughout 2018. Please see my website via the link button above for available dates. The educational blacksmithing courses at Red Anvil School of Blacksmithing, situated near Halwell in South Devon, are free ranging in order to provide opportunities to learn the traditional skills and techniques of the craft, as well as encouraging individual contemporary projects using skills I have developed in my day to day working life. The...
£180
Hampshire - Next course on 11th April 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...
£180
Yorkshire
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
£78
Cumbria - Next course on 6th April 2019
Have a go at this age old technique of Pewtersmithing and create your own unique designs in a cuttlefish cast. Ella is an award winning Pewtersmith & will guide you through the process of carving your ideas into the cuttlefish before pouring molten pewter into the mould and finishing your design using metalwork tools. This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in...
£380
Hampshire - Next course on 11th April 2019
Classes are held in my workshop in Southampton. Starting time 9am until 5pm (approx). Maximum of 2 students per course. After initial safety talk/workshop induction, we will discuss blade options you can make. There is a couple of styles you can chose from. On day one - heating blade in gas forge, hammering the blade at the anvil to basic shape/profile, normalise blade, grinding blade to shape and heat treating blade and any final grinding....
£175
Bristol - Next course on 6th July 2019
Join me in my bespoke jewellery workshop to enjoy 2 days of creativity, learning new skills & working with your hands! Perfect for complete beginners, this intensive 2 day workshop will introduce you to all the basic skills needed to create your own beautiful silver jewellery. Working with sheet metal & wire we will cover traditional silversmithing techniques such as piercing out, filing, forming, soldering & texturing. You will be guided through each step of...
£160
Yorkshire
An introduction to blacksmithing at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre. This day course will introduce you to the basics of Blacksmithing and hand forge work with David Southgate of Forge Four Blacksmithing. Starting with fire control and hand hammer work, you will learn carbon steel forging and make small objects such as a poker or spoon, you will leave with an authentically hand forged object. Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye...