Blacksmith's experience day
Time to get your hands dirty and let the sparks fly. Take the chance to make some interesting bits and pieces to take home with you. A great experience for novices to try your hands at one of the oldest trades.
The course is open to all over the age of 16. We can accommodate groups, couples, stag & hen do's.
The day will be spent at the anvil working with hot steel, sparks and fire. Over the day we will cover the basics and produce a range of items including hooks, keyrings, letter openers, fire pokers and many other bits and pieces.
The courses are run by professional full time blacksmith Will Holland AWCB of Phoenix Forge.
The courses are typically run in small groups to ensure that everyone gets as much one on one tuition as they require to develop their skills.
The courses are run in a dedicated professional forge, which is a relaxed working environment. You will be given the time to progress at your own speed to build your confidence in working with the tools and the hot metal.
If you have done some forging already that’s great too, we can demonstrate more elaborate techniques and tricks to help you progress further.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All the tools, materials, P.P.E (safety glasses, hearing protection, apron, etc)
Free tea, coffee and squash provided, but please bring your own packed lunch along.
You will need to wear work type clothes, no nylon or synthetics etc. (jeans and t-shirt are the most appropriate, expect sparks & flames).
Also, boots are preferred or good leather shoes, no open toed footwear is allowed in the forge for safety reasons.
8 hours (9:00am to 5:30pm)
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