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Blacksmithing experience in Grassington

The classic blacksmith shot! Fire welding.

Duration: Half day

Price: £110

Contact: Richard Walker at Ember Ironwork

Wisp Hill Croft
Grassington
North Yorkshire
BD23 5NG
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Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

Please come and join me at my forge in the heart of The Yorkshire Dales for a blacksmithing experience you are sure to remember forever. In my cosy, fully equipped smithy you will have the opportunity to forge a lasting memory using age old techniques.

Each student will leave having forged at least one item of their choosing and will have the opportunity to forge, punch, drift, bend, fire weld and cut hot metal into a piece they can cherish for a lifetime. Whether it's a rose, a poker, a bottle opener or a knife you'll leave with a great sense of achievement.

Classes are generally taught on a one-to-one basis, unless as a couple working on a joint project (be it a romantic date, father and son bonding or best pals day out!), so you will have my full attention throughout the day. Classes are suitable for absolute beginners, male and female from the age 16 and upwards, or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of forging iron.

We'll start by lighting the coke forge, then after a short safety briefing and demonstration you'll be at the anvil creating your masterpiece. Safety boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty are recommended; all other safety equipment will be provided.

The pictures on this page are but a few examples of things that are achievable in the class, if you have something in particular you would like to forge please let me know in advance and we can make it work. However, if you'd like to turn up on the day and be spontaneous that's absolutely fine too.

Classes are available Saturdays and Sundays.

- Half day (9am until 12:30pm or 1pm until 4:30pm) charged at £110 per person.

- Rose making classes for couples are £145 and will run for half a day.

Grassington is a beautiful village with walks up the river, across the Dales or through the picturesque Grass Woods. I would definitely recommend a stay in the village in addition to your day at the forge.

Please call to discuss your requirements; all classes can be tailored to your needs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are included in the price and as much tea, coffee and water as you can drink will be provided. However if attending a class longer than a half day you may wish to bring a packed lunch as food is not included (except biscuits).



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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Evenings
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends