Two Day Blacksmithing Course with artist blacksmith Julian Wadsworth
Dates are flexible so please get in touch to book. This course runs over two days from 10am to 6pm each day.
The 2 day course starts with an introduction to the forge, basic forging techniques and a chance to make a simple forged item such as a poker, toasting fork, griddle or candle holder.
The second day offers the opportunity to create more intricate ironwork such as a candle holder, brackets or boot-scrapers.
The studio workshop is based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire and everyone with an interest in blacksmithing and forge-work is welcome.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
All tools, materials and equipment are included within the course price.
If you come with a friend (2 people) we can offer you the special rate of £480 for the two days.
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Totally blown away by the whole experience with everything exceeding my expectations.
So, what did I expect? I thought I’d have the opportunity to make perhaps a poker, a toasting fork or perhaps candlestick holder, following instruction and guidance from the tutor. I would have been pretty pleased with that, regardless of the fact that I don’t have a real fire to poke or a passion for candlelit toasted dinners.
Julian was great, tremendously passionate and knowledgeable. The workshop was really interesting and we had the opportunity to see some of Julian’s incredible work. After a good brew and chat Julian gave us pretty much free reign on what we would like to create, with a steer toward achievable goals within the two days. Julian gave us the space to consider our original concepts and shared his own creative knowledge to enhance our pieces. His fantastic and patient instruction, from measuring out, creating test pieces to working the metal was brilliant, managing to support two of us with totally different projects in such a way that we always felt both engaged and supported. I swear he must have eyes in the back of his head! He was generous with his time, encouragement and creativity. All of this ensured we spent most of the two days grinning and we’re incredibly proud of our projects.
Personally I love getting stuck in and having a go but it has to be said, just watching Julian work on test pieces was mesmerising in itself.
I’d recommend this course to anyone with an interest in Blacksmithing and wanting excellent personal instruction.
I attended Julian’s two day course and it was amazing!
We made a tree form bird feeder. Julian showed me how to use the forge, control the temperature of the metal and how to shape it. His knowledge and experience is vast and he was generous with his time. Over the two days we worked together to forge all the parts for the feeder.
Julian was friendly and an excellent teacher, I would have no problem recommending him to anyone of any experience.
Wow what a fantastic weekend! Julian is a very talented artist and blacksmith but best of all, a great tutor with oodles of patience and a thoroughly lovely man. We arrived thinking we'd leave with a boot scraper or the like but then Julian piqued our interest and he let our imagination flow, putting his own thoughts and ideas in when we needed help. We ended up with a huge wall mounted hat rack which will look fabulous with our array of steampunk hats on. I can't believe that we managed to make something so beautiful and practical of our own design in just 2 days. Nothing fazed Julian at all, he's calm and chatty and I'm now converted to having honey in tea! Thank you so much for an amazing, dirty, exhausting, invigorating weekend. We will definitely be booking again sometime
Thoroughly enjoyed the two- day course and found Julian to be enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful. He was very flexible in accommodating and incorporating our design ideas as we went along. We came away with a piece of work which we love, and had a great time making it.
My partner and I did the weekend blacksmithing course; we would both thoroughly recommend it. Julian was friendly, patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. This was a birthday present for my partner and we came away very happy, having made a number of items, which exceeded my expectations as we were complete beginners. If it's cold outside do wrap up warm, as the forge doesn't kick out quite as much heat as you might expect. If you're considering booking this course I would say definitely do it; you won't be disappointed.
From being picked up from the train station, to help with accommodation, Julian was a great help, ran a brilliant course and I came away with a great item. I would fully recommend this two day course.