Great Britain has a very long history of 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
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 up to three items to take home with you.
The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get the chance to make a...
Join our friendly Blacksmithing Team for a full day's tuition in basic forging!
Award winning, master blacksmith, Nigel Barnett will guide you through the basic skills of forging. You will have a go at making your own items to take home. The course is very hands-on and attendees will learn the skills required to create a variety of traditional ironmongery. Working at your own speed, tuition is on demonstration followed by one to one guidance...
Traditional Blacksmithing one day tuition run by an award winning blacksmith with over 15 years hand forging experience.
Firebird forge is located in the heart of one of the oldest private estates in the south east and to the back of the forge is the woods where the stories of AA.Milne were set (The Hundred Acre Wood). The forge is in a 1500 square foot former dairy and has six individual forges with anvils and...
Chalk Pit Forge is run by Alex Smith, who has been a blacksmith since 1998 and has run the forge since 2008, teaching 1 day to 20 day, one to one, courses since 2009.
The forge is within the beautiful south downs countryside at Amberley Museum, West Sussex. Here I run courses for anyone aged 15 or over [15 yr olds need a parent present], where you can make whatever you like, providing I think...
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO DO IN THE EASTER HOLIDAYS INDEPENDENTLY OR WITH YOUR FAMILY? WHY NOT JOIN COLIN FOR A BLACKSMITHING EXPERIENCE DAY AT OUR AUTHENTIC FORGE IN CLAVERHAM, NR BRISTOL. Contact us - go on! Try something different, we'd love to see you all, young and old! #easterholidayactivities
We would like to welcome you to Strawberry Steel and invite you to our Blacksmithing Experience Days with Colin.
Colin is a Master Blacksmith with...
One day non residential blacksmithing for beginners courses in West Wales. Courses run once a month. Group size is never more than four at a time to ensure personal attention. Our courses have featured in the Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian. You will make plenty of items to take home.
On our one day course you will learn many of the basic skills of blacksmithing and you can expect to make 2 items. This may...
Ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of blacksmithing?
Spend a day with Chris, a qualified Blacksmith, in his Worcestershire workshop.
Go at it hammer and tongs, learn how to manipulate hot steel and produce your own metal masterpiece.
Choose from a range of small projects to make and take away with you.
Full day courses for two people are also available if you want to bring a friend.
Please note that...
PMC Silver metal clay is easy to master and with the right tips, tricks and guidance, you will be able to re-create what you have learned on the day with me, Jules, as your tutor.
Rolling & cutting
Setting Cubic Zirconia
Pre fire finishing
Stove top firing
Post fire finishing
Oxidising to create 'antiquing'
During your class you will make at least 2 pieces fine silver pieces...
Forget the idea of blacksmithing being big, sweaty men beating lumps of hot steel with large hammers.
Forged steel can be as light and delicate or as substantial as you wish.
It is a wonderful media with which to work, it can be bent, twisted, tapered, split, punched etc. Learn these basic techniques then combine them to produce your hand crafted piece, your imagination is your limit.
Courses are suitable for those of an artistic...