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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

£175
Berkshire
The one day knife making course is designed for beginners that have no or little experience in metalwork or blacksmithing. The course starts with a quick safety talk and a cup of coffee. Once we are all settled in the first task is to make a fire poker which will give everyone some hammering skills and a feel of how the material will react once its heated. The knife we make is a Viking one...
£290
Surrey - Next course on 27th July 2019
Our 'B' course is led by Ambrose Burne, who introduces his students to the basic operations with some set pieces; then it becomes more design-based and experimental, with an exploration of the students' own ideas developed with Ambrose's help. It’s a good idea - but not compulsory - to think about what you might want to make in advance, in very general terms – don’t be too ambitious - entrance gates really aren't a possibility!...
£340
Surrey - Next course on 6th September 2019
The 'O' course is led by Peat Oberon, award-winning blacksmith, and inspiring and sympathetic teacher; assisted by Eamonn Kenward. The courses are suitable for absolute beginners, male or female, from the age of about 14 upwards; or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of iron-forging. A place on one of Peat's courses makes a fabulous birthday, Christmas or anniversary present - some recipients have said it's the best present they've ever had! Classes...
£300
Lincolnshire - Next course on 17th August 2019
Join bladesmith Matt Aldridge at his forge in Lincolnshire for a range of two day workshops where you will learn how to make a knife or axe from start to finish. Our workshops book up quickly so please book early. See our website for remaining availability of places. The sessions include forging a billet of steel to shape, using a belt grinder to remove excess metal, heat treating your knife, and how to fit and...
£65
South Yorkshire - Next course on 27th July 2019
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...
£260
Bristol - Next course on 24th August 2019
Bristol Bronze Club is back! This workshop involves three consecutive days where you will learn a basic introduction into lost wax bronze casting, using the ceramic shell casting technique. On the first day you will learn how to do waxwork for the lost wax process. The second day you will learn how to apply the ceramic shell. On the last day, it is the pour day. The day will begin with burning out the mold,...
£85
Worcestershire
This is a one day workshop for historical costume and re-enactment enthusiasts, teaching you the skills and techniques involved in the making of a selection of historical jewellery pieces. All classes take place on board a narrowboat moored alongside the beautiful Worcestershire canals - The Silver Jewellery Boat (see our other courses for our favourable reviews) - and are suitable for complete beginners. Using tools and methods that have hardly changed over time, you will...
£300
London
Description Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this 4 session course. Make a sculpture from wax or clay to cast in pewter. Explore and experiment with new sculpture techniques. What is Pewter? It’s a silver coloured metal alloy containing over 90% tin with copper and bismuth to strengthen it. Traditionally it would contain lead but the pewter we use is lead free so it’s less toxic to melt...
£110
North Yorkshire
Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make two unique items to take home with you. The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon themed coat-hook....
£85
Worcestershire
Join us in the relaxing and tranquil setting of our Narrowboat for a silver jewellery class, whilst moored alongside the beautiful Worcestershire canals near Droitwich. Courses are given specific dates or run on demand (for a group of 3 or 4), six days a week (not Monday), and can be booked by email or via the website. Always please check the website calendar to find dates available. We offer popular one day silver Jewellery making...

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