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One Day Introduction to Blacksmithing

One Day Introduction to Blacksmithing

Duration: 1 day (10 - 4)

Price: £120

Run by: Tamara Burgess
at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

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About the Course

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 form or phone number 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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Course Start Dates

Saturday 6th July 2019
Sunday 7th July 2019
Saturday 3rd August 2019
Sunday 4th August 2019
Saturday 10th August 2019
Sunday 11th August 2019
  • Suitable for beginners

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