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.
In this 5 hour experience you will be forging a metal rose that will last a lifetime. You will work together at the anvil as 'Smith & Striker' to draw out the stem and forge the petals, beating the hot steel one blow after the other as was done for hundreds of years by the blacksmith and his apprentice. Once the forge work at the anvil is complete you will then hot rivet your petals to the stem and help each other to shape the rose using a gas torch and tongs.
Be it a romantic date, father and son bonding or best pals day out you will have my full attention throughout the day. Classes are suitable for absolute beginners; male and female from the age 18 and upwards, or for metalworkers seeking to gain a basic understanding of forging iron.
Safety boots and clothing you don't mind getting dirty are recommended; all other safety equipment will be provided.
Classes are available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, however, other days of the week may be available upon request.
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 get in touch 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.
All tools and materials are included in the price and as much tea and coffee as you can drink. However if attending a class longer than a half day you may wish to bring a packed lunch as food is not included.
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