An introduction to blacksmithing to learn what it takes to turn raw steel into a working tool/ decorative piece. A four hour taster session that covers the basics while leaving with pieces forged by you. We will cover the main techniques used in blacksmithing; Upsetting, Drawing, Tapering, Bending, and Punching. With these skills, we will make a small item such as a hook or bottle opener; a great practice piece, and a great practical take home. For our main piece, we will forge either a fire poker or an item of your choice within reason.
What's included in the price?
Coaching, PPE, Materials, Tools, Snacks, Parking, Bottle at end of the session to test your bottle opener!
4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Hi there, I’m Sandy a 28-year-old blacksmith. I create functional metal items at my forge in Newbridge, Scotland. I began this journey to learn blacksmithing in 2019 after working in a corporate environment and seeking something more fulfilling. I love the challenges of working with metal and the things you can create. I have offered these courses in the past year to share my enjoyment of blacksmithing with others. I look forward to having you in the forge soon!
- Public transport
- Parking provided
- Father's Day
- Suitable for beginners
- UK Holiday