During the Blacksmithing day, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the ancient elements of forge work. Fire use and maintenance, heating the steel to around 1000 C, and hammering it on an anvil to produce graceful and long lasting items for day-to-day use.
Employing centuries-old technology and techniques, you will be introduced to basic processes of tapering, bending, twisting, cutting, hole-punching and flattening hot steel. Learn these methods to enable you to make a variety of useful items to take home and use for years to come.
Designed for complete novices, this blacksmithing day needs no previous experience. Situated in an open, stone-roofed workshop setting, the forge is set up with the most tangible and accessible technology. You will be fully engaged and in charge of the learning process. You’ll be instructed and supported to learn the essential techniques necessary to complete your projects on the day, as well as apply the skills learned elsewhere. You will gain an understanding of the iron as a material, as well as age-old processes of working it with skill and appreciation.
All projects are individual and completely hand-made, guaranteeing your sense of ownership and personal satisfaction with the fruits of your efforts.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Registration and Arrival 9.00am-9.30am; course begins 9.30am. Course ends 4.30pm. Includes delicious lunch and refreshments.
7 hours (9:30am to 4:30pm)