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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

£150
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...
£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...
£410
West Yorkshire
Over 2 days you will make the legendery viking seax knife, this knife will be around 700mm long when compleated with oak 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 on a 1 on 1 basis. £50 deposit to secure your place. You will make the knife...
£150
Norfolk - Next course on 27th September 2018
Come a long to Fransham Forge and learn welding from a Master Craftsman! Prior to developing his career as a Master Blacksmith, Nigel was trained as a coded pipe welder and has previously worked on several big London buildings. His trade continues to involve the need for honed welding skills alongside forging. As an experienced tutor Nigel will guide you through the basics of welding. This course is designed to give the beginner the knowledge...
£110
Gloucestershire
In this course you will use hammers to stretch and move silver to create your very own silver bangle to take away with you. A perfect gift for yourself or someone special. We will also be running other silver smithing workshops, for further details please visit our website. You will be taught by tutor Charlotte Duckworth. Charlotte is known for designing and making beautiful cutlery from sterling silver and locally sourced English Holly, Charlotte creates...
£30
South Yorkshire - Next course on 29th September 2018
If you've been to one of Roses classes before, or have made silver jewellery before, you can come and use the workshop to make whatever you like! No particular demonstrations will be given on this class as such but Rose will be on hand to assist you with your project to make sure what you want to make can be realised. MATERIALS You will need to e-mail Rose your silver requests and let her know...
£140
Kent
Here at Sutherland Sheet metal we are please to offer a one day intensive course! Covering all aspects of welding. Including MMA, MIG and TIG welding! Ideal for people who like the idea of being able to weld, but do not want to commit to a lengthy course over many hours and several sessions. As we run a 1:1 Ratio, we are able to tailor our course to suit your needs! All Tutors are City...
£225
Dorset - Next course on 24th November 2018
Our 2 and 3 day courses are suitable for complete beginners as well as those with more experience who would like to learn new techniques or simple brush up on existing skills. The 2 and 3 day courses have a maximum capacity of 8 students and are taught by award winning jewellery designers Jesa & Al Marshall offering a fantastic student teacher ratio. These weekends are designed to be as flexible as possible, allowing you...
£150
South Gloucestershire - Next course on 6th October 2018
Do you know someone who would be a great jeweller in the making? Learn to design and make your own jewellery in my 2 Day Wax Carving Jewellery Workshop. Spend the first-day discussing ideas, learning different techniques used in carving wax and producing your very own carving which will be cast for you in silver before your second session. The second day will be spent cleaning, texturing and polishing your final silver piece/s. Soldering findings...
£100
West Yorkshire
5 weeks of 4 hour classes in intermediate/advanced jewellery making for students already competent in sawing, filing & soldering, using copper, brass, silver & gold. You will work on your own designs & projects with Bernard & Jane's continued support & tuition to practise & expand your skills. More advanced techniques will be introduced in context with students projects to advance your work as you need them. The intermediate classes are student led & you...