Forge course with Master Blacksmith Paul Gilbert
Contact course provider
About the Course
The day starts at 9 and you will be put on the fires to spend 10 minutes learning how hot it gets and how to hold the hammer. Then straight into forging a ram's head. This project has lots of different skills: twisting, punching, forge welding, scrolling. After this is made, we will do Leaf work and make a Bottle opener.
Everyone that has been on one of my courses has walked away amazed by what they have made in the day. My aim is to teach my skills and the way I look at forging... I know I do a good job at it because I see the result of what is made by my students!
Get in touch for dates and details.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and steel are provided and tea and coffee.
My wife bought me a two day course as a Christmas present. It was something I'd always wanted to try but never got around to it. I was not disappointed!
Paul was a great teacher, he provided just the right amount of guidance, letting you get on with it, but would jump in to help if you were unsure. I DID walk away amazed at what I had done, especially the forge welding. It's no wonder the Blacksmiths of centuries ago were thought to be in league with the Devil.
If you have any interest in this art I would highly recommend you give it a go, and if you have no interest, give it a go anyway, just the smell of wet "steam coal" being piled onto the furnace will get you hooked.
A very memorable and rewarding two days.
Tim Poulton - - #12643
Review this course
Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
- Suitable for beginners
- Teen friendly
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.