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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

£65
South Yorkshire - Next course on 27th October 2018
A fun session for the festive season, learning the skill of hand piercing, with silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, to produce unique copper creations for the tree or as an ideal token gift to commemorate the year. You will be greeted by Charlotte at the entrance to the Persistence Works studio building, where her workshop is based, in the heart of Sheffield, who will accompany you to her studio where you will start the day with an...
£55
South Yorkshire - Next course on 10th November 2018
Learn how to make a piece of jewellery on this one day course. You can make either a pair of earrings (studs or drops) OR you can make a pendant (you may be able to make both depending on the size you decide on). You will be shown a range of techniques which will enable you to come up with your own design. The format of the class will consist of a series of short...
£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...
£195
South Yorkshire
Learn the specialist silversmithing technique of hand raising, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and create a beautiful copper bowl using traditional hammer techniques. A great introduction for beginners and perfect practice for those wanting to increase their skill. In a maximum class size of two, you will spend two days with Charlotte in her workshop in the heart of Sheffield, where you will learn the techniques of annealing, blocking, raising and plannishing whilst creating your...
£140
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...
£235
South Yorkshire - Next course on 20th October 2018
Design and create a Sterling Silver spoon, with contemporary silversmith Charlotte Tollyfield, and then have it hallmarked at The Sheffield Assay Office. Have a go at making an extra special keepsake, Christening present or Wedding gift. You will spend two days with Charlotte in her workshop in the heart of Sheffield, where you will learn the techniques of forging, forming and soldering whilst creating your own silver spoon to have hallmarked and take home. Charlotte...
£290
Tees Valley
You will learn how to make a blacksmith's basic tool kit. Over the three days you will make a complete set of the most essential tools needed to get you started and to become self-sufficient. All the tools you make will be yours to keep. Once in possession of this toolkit, you will be able to go on to make more tools for yourself. Many people who have taken the 3-day beginner's course find that...
£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...
£85
Cambridgeshire
BA Hons Degree Jewellery Designer Sarah Madsen offering a Sterling Silver Beginners Pendant (40 mm max) Workshop in this friendly, informal 3 hour class. In a garden studio based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire studio. I have a project of 3 simple shapes that are cut out and I will introduce different texturing techniques. Then your 3 silver pieces are fabricated together, then ready to be a pendant to hang off a chain. Techniques involved are hammering,...
£650
West Yorkshire
A chance to make a sword. In this course you will learn how to forge from start to finish a double edge sword. The course is open to all over 18s, no experience needed, what you will need is determination, stamina and patience. I will take you through the whole prosess There are a wide variety of tools involved in the making of a sword, so the ability to understand instruction is a must. I...