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 nature or anyone just wanting to try their hand at a new craft. Engineers or mechanics might wish to add an extra skill. Catering for complete beginners or those with some experience, you can be assured of an interesting and productive day. Surprise present. Do you want to surprise someone with the gift of a days blacksmithing experience but don't know which days they might be free/ Simply book a random date and as confirmation we receive each others details. I can then send you a printable customised invitation Gift Certificate. After you give it to the recipient they can contact me and change the date to whatever is convenient. There is no charge for this service. A full day course covering: - Forge fire management - Instruction in the basic forging techniques - Drawing down - Upsetting - Hole punching - Splitting - Riveting etc. Choose one or more items that you might expect to complete in the time available and “away you go”! Bring your own idea and we’ll see if it’s feasible. Normally one-on-one instruction but two students can be catered for if you wish to bring a friend. Course structure and times are variable and can be tailored to your requirements. Evenings and weekends available. NB. Maximum number of students is 2. If you wish to book two places please use our other page "Blacksmithing for two persons North West UK" where a substantial discount is applied.

What's included in the price?

All tools, materials, protective wear (safety glasses, apron) and insurance is provided. Stout footwear and work type clothes required, no nylon etc. – expect sparks! Free tea and coffee all day. Bring a packed lunch or there is an excellent pub for lunches in the village (1/2 mile) and a Spar shop or a very good chip shop nearby (1/2 mile).


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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Hillfoot Farm, Station Lane, Scorton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1AP