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One day introduction to blacksmithing

Blacksmithing at Acton Scott

Duration: 1 day (10 - 4)

Price: £120

Contact: Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 25th April 2020
Sunday 26th April 2020
Saturday 2nd May 2020
Sunday 3rd May 2020
Saturday 6th June 2020
Sunday 7th June 2020
Saturday 11th July 2020
Sunday 12th July 2020
Saturday 8th August 2020
Sunday 9th August 2020

About the Course

Unfortunately we have had to cancel the courses in April and May, if you are already booked on you should receive an email from us shortly. (please check your spam folder). Later dates to be confirmed

Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
This one day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home.

You will need to wear: old clothes (non-synthetic) /overalls and sturdy boots. Please bring leather gloves if you have any.

Frazer can provide weekday courses for groups of 2-4 people, please contact the office to arrange a suitable date.

Tutor: Frazer Picot

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the 'Contact' form above to book your place.

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?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
You will need to wear: old clothes (non-synthetic) /overalls and sturdy boots. Please bring leather gloves if you have any.

Want to review this course?

Just a line to say what a great day I had on the blacksmith course last Sunday with Fraser, who made the day for me by being patient & informative.

- - #21884

All of it excellent

- - #18017

Frazer was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful - an excellent instructor. The piece made was great and taught a lot of skills.

- - #18016

The best part was getting to do every step yourself and having something to take home at the end. Frazer was an excellent tutor, easy to talk to and gave good guidence.

- - #18015

Really enjoyable experience, incredibly helpful staff.

- - #5921

The beginning the middle and the end, literally EVERYTHING!!!!

- - #5920

Well paced and great fun!

- - #4686

The tutor Frazer was brilliant - very informative, patient and good gentle teaching manner. It was also great to take something home that we had made.

- - #4684

Wonderful day, tutor was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I want to do it again, my only request would be to make varying degrees of smithing experience available on different courses, i.e. beginner, modest experience, moderate experience, and ebxperienced.

- - #2942

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  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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