The Village Blacksmith Experience

The Village Blacksmith Experience

Duration: One day

Price: £160

Run by: Suzy
at Dorset Centre for Rural Skills

01747811099

The Forge
Berwick St John
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 0HA

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About the Course

During this day in a traditional village blacksmiths forge you will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home.

As this course is limited to two people, you can work together on one project or If you go alone and are matched with someone you will have plenty of time for one-to–one tuition.

The Blacksmithing Experience day is very physical, and you may find suitable refreshment at the excellent pub almost next door!

Ian Thackray trained at Warwickshire College, and obtained his National Certificate in Blacksmithing. He has now been awarded The Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.

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, materials and you will take home some forged ironwork.
Tea, coffee and buiscuits supplied



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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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