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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

£75
South Yorkshire - Next course on 19th January 2019
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...
£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...
£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...
£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...
£300
Yorkshire
Two Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This course runs over two days from 10am to 6pm each day. The 2 day course starts with an 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 second day offers the opportunity to create more intricate ironwork...
£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...
£165
Cambridgeshire
BA Hons Degree Jewellery Designer Sarah Madsen offering a beginners workshop to hand make your own Ring in Sterling Silver. We will be using a 10 or 12mm Round Cabochon stone for your ring. This can be 6 hr day class or over a couple of 3 hours sessions. You will learn to saw, file, hammer, solder, polish and make and set your own ring. No experience necessary as I will guide you throughout the...
£450
Powys - Next course on 20th November 2018
Learn blacksmithing with master blacksmith Pete Smith at Bluefoot Forge on the English/Welsh border. This 3 day course is suitable for beginners and all those with experience and will start by unravelling the mysteries of the fire. Pete will do a demonstration on basic hammer skills, techniques and working rhythm, whilst also demonstrating process and process design, to create the first artefact you will make. As the course progresses new skills will be added via...