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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

£300
Lincolnshire - Next course on 6th July 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. We are offering two places for £500, instead of £600, saving £50 per person for workshops booked between now and the end of June. This offer covers all workshops booked for the rest of the year as long as the deposit is paid before...
£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...
£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!...
£180
Yorkshire - Next course on 29th June 2019
This course can be a stand alone course or can be booked alongside the introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing and hand forge work and create you very own knife! Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres). Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please...
£130
Leicestershire
1 day course available to one or two people from 10am to approximately 5/6pm. I cover all the basic forging practices required to start blacksmithing as a hobby, such as drawing out to a taper, scrolling, set downs, punching, cutting with a chisel and twisting. We can make something on the day such as a poker, Garden pot holder, coat hook or a simple forged knife. Please remember its a social environment of learning for...
£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,...
£120
South Yorkshire - Next course on 3rd August 2019
The aim of this course, which runs over four Saturday mornings, is to enable students to design and make a truly unique piece of jewellery. Various techniques are taught allowing students to pick the methods they like the most. In sessions 1, 2 & 3 you will be taught the techniques listed below and given time to experiment with copper. By the end of the 3rd session you should have decided exactly what you want...
£300
London - Next course on 6th July 2019
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...
£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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