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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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).
Richard Walker at Ember Ironwork
Wisp Hill Croft Grassington North Yorkshire BD23 5NG