Blacksmithing Beginners day courses in Yorkshire and the North East
Our blacksmithing experience gives you a day in the forge to remember! Our days run from 8.45am until 3.30/4pm. 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 two unique items to take home with you. The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get to make a dragon-themed coat hook. Techniques for tapering, hole punching, splitting and riveting will be covered. The Forge workshop is situated in the rural outskirts of Yarm between Darlington and Northallerton so is easily accessible from the A1 or A19. Adrian Wood is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian Wood his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; ”From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do.” Please note that due to our insurance restrictions we are not able to take any participants under the age of 18 years. Due to the nature of our workshop, we do not recommend participants bring any guests with them that wish to observe the day. We do not have the facilities or space to accommodate people that are not taking part in the activity. Please do message us via the 'message the tutor' button if you have any specific requirements.
What's included in the price?
All Courses include materials. PPE will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes/boots and old clothes. No Fleeces, please. A good hearty vegetarian lunch is provided and we try where possible to use locally sourced produce. Teas, coffee and refreshments are in a constant supply. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we shall endeavour to meet them.
Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts
Adrian Wood artist blacksmith is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a blacksmith's forge gave Adrian Wood his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; ”From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do.” The Forge workshop is situated in the rural outskirts of Yarm, between Darlington and Northallerton so is easily accessible from the A1 or A19. Adrian is a mentor on the BBC 1 show Make It At Market.
- Hearing impaired
- Vision impaired
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- Corporate days out & team building
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
You will need to wear suitable shoes/ boots preferably something like a walking boot. Sandals, open toed shoes are not suitable. You will be given protective glasses and an apron to wear on the day.
Please wear non flammable clothing such as cotton sweatshirt/ jeans etc. As long as the material isn't pure polyester you will be fine.
Yes there is,come up the drive and turn right where you see a sign saying Blacksmiths Parking. Be aware it is a working farm so there is farm machinery, working dogs and animals about.