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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

£400
West Yorkshire
Over 2 days you will make the legendery viking seax knife, this knife will be around 500mm long when compleated with wood handle scales. The course is open to anyone over 18 but you will need determination to compleate this project and it is a great first step before a sword. You will go through the whole prosess. £50 deposit to secure your place. You will make the knife in a pro blacksmith work shop...
£160
West Yorkshire
The course is designed to give the beginner a good grounding in welding theory and practice, typical welding joints and application. Lots of practical training using mostly the MIG welding process, with Stick (arc) welding and Gas welding if there is time or if applicable to your needs. Have you tried welding before but need to refresh your skills? Would you like to try welding as a means of making art? Or do you simply...
£110
Bristol
WTF Workshops (facebook: Women Teaching Fabrication) is a pop-up workshop run by two female artisans with a broad range of skills an experience as freelance fabricators in the Arts industry. From Events, Theatre, TV and Film to Retail display. We offer one day, two day or three days at the WTF workshop. The first day will start with a health and safety induction, then you will be given a quick intro to metalworking and a...
£45
Greater Manchester - Next course on 2nd February 2019
Join Ella to create your own pewter pendant or keyring using a heritage metalwork skill of cuttlefish casting. Design your own pendant/keyring before mould making using the natural material of cuttlefish and casting using molten pewter. We will then finish our casts using traditional jewellery tools so you can proudly take your handmade design home. Ella, who recently won the Creative and Cultural skills award for her pewter workshop programme, will guide you through all...
£50
Somerset - Next course on 3rd February 2019
Choose between morning or afternoon sessions. The main emphasis in this relaxing and supportive half day workshop is to have lots of fun creating jewellery! No previous experience is needed. Students have the choice of working with Copper or Silver.... or both! You will learn how to texture metal, form and finish a piece of jewellery. Choose to create a pair of earrings, ring, bangle or a pendant. Each student is guaranteed to walk away...
£75
South Yorkshire
Learn how to make rings using traditional hand tools & jewellery making methods. This one day course is a fun way to spend a day and at the end you will have a beautiful set of three silver stacking rings to take home. This course is taught with demonstrations to a small group with individual attention being given to students where needed. You can customise your design by adding texture if you want to or...
£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...
£75
essex
Silver jewellery making class for groups of 2 people (£75 per person) Class will begin with an introduction to the tools and workshop machinery used during the day and a safety briefing. Students will then design their own unique piece of jewellery on paper and will then learn to cut the silver with a fret saw (practice with copper and then move onto silver), soldering tuition as needed, pickling and then polishing using a polishing...
£180
Suffolk
Make a Silver ring/ earrings or pendant in a day in our dedicated metalwork shop set in beautiful Rural Suffolk This special one day course is a great introduction to making silver jewellery Learn how to mark out, pierce using a jewellers saw, form with mallet and mandrel and experience soldering. Make a beautiful Serling Silver Creation to treasure Texture Clean up and polish The one day course includes Sterling Silver and the price is...
£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,...