About the Course
An introduction to blacksmithing at the J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre.
This day course will introduce you to the basics of Blacksmithing and hand forge work with David Southgate of Forge Four Blacksmithing.
Starting with fire control and hand hammer work, you will learn carbon steel forging and make small objects such as a poker or spoon, you will leave with an authentically hand forged object.
Forges are hot and can be noisy; Eye & ear protection will be provided and please wear solid boots and clothes suitable for working in (made of natural fibres).
Open to all those 16+, interested in traditional and modern crafts, please make any personal requirements known.
Credit to Jeremy Abrahams/Regather for the photos.
Arrive: 15 minutes prior to a 9.30am start
Depart: 4pm although this is approximate.
Directions: Please look at the map featured on the website.
Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course
All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All materials and tool use. Refreshments throughout the day, but please bring a packed lunch.
Really great day, knowledgeable and friendly instructors, everything was easy to follow and I felt really confident by the end of the day in what I was doing.
Only downside was that it ended!
Had a blast and wouldnt hesitate to do it again!
Ben - - #20350
Good team of guys, with lots of valueble info . Enjoyabe day. The weather was kind.
Mark - - #20349
This was a brilliant day! My husband and I booked it as something fun to do for a one-off, but we're already thinking about when we can come back. The instructors were clearly super-knowledgable and explained everything in a really easy to follow way. By lunchtime we'd already each made a really professional-looking hook, which was great. I'd recommend this to anyone - the course does cost a fair bit, but it's *really* worth it!
Candice Majewski - - #18174
Booked this course as a birthday present for my son.
Beware you may become addicted.
He couldn't praise the day enough, in fact, it was hard to tear him away and he was very happy with his hook and poker. I am sure another course will be on his Christmas list as he has already been pricing up forges!
Kay Rooney - - #11030
Great day. Recommend to anyone. Both Tim and Phil were very informative and skilled. Felt well looked after and great value.
Joe Berry - - #10987
We had great fun on this course and would highly recommend it. Very well run by Tim and Phil and they were both very helpful and knowledgable.
Lewis Smith - - #10982
This course, in July, was excellent. The teaching by Tim and Phil was top class. They are very professional and were helpful whenever problems were encountered. The poker and hook which we made came out very well with help. I feel like we learnt such a lot and it was so interesting. I am looking forward to following it up with another course in Blacksmithing.
John McLoughlin - - #9765
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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