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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

£290
Tees Valley
You will learn a series of key blacksmithing techniques which are the foundations for making beautiful ironwork. Over the three days you will develop your skills in these techniques while you make at least three items to take home with you. Right from the start you'll be making, not just watching. You will experience the thrill of working with hot metal and discover the satisfaction of seeing completed pieces you have made with your own...
£110
Hampshire
If you've ever watched a blacksmithing demonstration and thought you'd like to find out for yourself what it's like to be a blacksmith, I, Lucille, am here to open the forge door and welcome you into the fascinating world of blacksmithing. I have many years teaching experience in Design and Technology and have now forged a new creative path developing my own artistic skills and teaching beginners blacksmithing in my workshop. The blacksmith experience days...
£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...
£250
Lothian - Next course on 19th January 2019
Introduction to Chasing & Repousse Masterclass with Bryony Knox. Are you tempted to add this adaptable skill to your jewellery & silversmithing repertoire....Inspired by the stunning metalwork of the Glasgow Style or the Arts & Crafts Movement? Award winning Silversmith Bryony Knox teaches the ancient art of Chasing & Repousse- where sheet metal is formed and embossed using small steel tools, whilst held in pine pitch. Bryony Knox, an Edinburgh based silversmith, designs metal sculptures...
£470
Berkshire
This a new course for anyone who loves Dragons or 'Game of Thrones' fans who would like to make their own metal dragon. The end result is a dragon with a 2ft ( 600mm) wingspan that could possibly be converted to breathe fire or smoke. The course is run over 2 days and includes a pub lunch on the first day and a complimentary packed lunch on the second day. We will start at 9.30...
£220
Cambridgeshire
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...
£40
South Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd February 2019
This fun short taster course will help you find out if you want to learn more about jewellery making. You will be able to make a lovely textured silver wrap ring in just a few hours using traditional methods and hand tools. Demonstrations will be given on how to apply different texturing techniques to metal which you can try out on copper before committing your final design to silver. For your final piece you will...
£275
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...
£120
Shropshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home. You will need to wear: old clothes (non-synthetic) /overalls and sturdy boots. Please bring leather gloves if you have any. Frazer can provide weekday courses for groups of...
£130
Bedfordshire
Have you ever wanted to make your own piece of silver jewellery? Or are you looking for a gift experience for someone who loves jewellery? My one day workshops will be an introduction to making silver jewellery using traditional tools and techniques in the tranquil setting of my garden workshop. The day is totally tailored to you and your jewellery making experience will begin before you even step foot in the workshop! I will be...