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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
Shropshire - Next course on 18th October 2019
Wheel-wrighting three day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. During this three day course, participants will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel. You will lathe turn an elm log into a hub before mortising it, cut, shape and fit the oak spokes, cut the tangs, and fit the four felloes. On the final day you will tyre your wheel in a dramatic and unforgettable experience. You will take...
£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...
£52.99
Essex - Next course on 31st March 2019
On This Course You Will Learn: The core techniques used by blacksmiths to shape steel. You will be learn how to bend and shape steel using a gas forge, hammers and anvils. We will guide you through the steps needed to make a simple object that incorporates many of the fundamental techniques used by blacksmiths. What will I make on the course? By the end of the class you will have made a beautiful toasting...
£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...
£165
Lancashire
Welcome to Valley Blacksmith Courses. Please view our customers feedback & ratings. We have 3 ceramic chip forges each with its own anvil allowing you the individual space and facility to maximize your creative efforts. Give yourself a treat or buy a course day for someone special: £165 per person for one days tuition. (10am-4pm) £90 per person for 1/2 day tuition. (10-1:30) £90 taster for under 14yrs old. (10am-2pm). Course experience combinations: - Father...
£150
Herefordshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
Come and experience the wonderful world of Blacksmithing in a purpose designed, acoustically insulated workshop at the end of a lane in the idyllic Welsh Marches, in the hamlet of Stapleton, one and a half miles from the border town of Presteigne. The workshop at Bluefoot Forge is fully fitted out with 3 forges, anvils and all associated hand tools you will need for a full on Blacksmithing experience, and with Pete Smith, a practicing...
£200
County Antrim - Next course on 30th March 2019
The First blade we will be doing will possess a fully hidden tang, this will be your first step into creating a wooden handle(what type of knife is your choice we could make a kitchen knife or a survival drop point, it'll be your call). It'll be your taster and your opportunity to get to grips with the colours/heat you need to work your tool steel at, some basic Blacksmithing hammer techniques and most importantly...
£250
Lothian - Next course on 1st June 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...
£90
South Yorkshire - Next course on 28th April 2019
Learn how to make a copper bowl in just one day at Studio Budgie Galore. This class is a great introduction to working in copper sheet to hammer form your own unique bowl. With guidance from your tutor, you will learn how to heat metal and form a flat sheet by blocking/sinking using a specialist hammer and sandbag. You will then learn how to form the metal as much or little as you wish to...
£210
Greater London - Next course on 30th March 2019
Learn how to use and set up a basic kit for electroforming jewellery items. Electroforming deposits a layer of metal (in this case copper) onto items to create a full or partial coating. ***This is closely related, but different from electroplating - I do not teach electroplating*** This is a creative course where students learn the basics of planning and creating unique one off jewellery items using electroforming. We will be using the electroforming to...