Valley Blacksmith Courses

Contact name: Daren Lamberton
Total bookings
over 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

i have been Blacksmithing for 30yrs. I have taught at ruskin mill helping young people with various challenges and more recently at myerscough college helping students get through their level 2 qualification. I will lead you through the process steps so its broken down into very easily digestable segments. you will be amazed at what you can achieve in just one day!

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Blacksmith Learning Experience Day
Next date: 24th Mar 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
26 Jun 20'

Michael Howard reviewed: Blacksmith Learning Experience Day

"Had a brilliant day forging an axe. Darren is a very knowledgeable craftsman and an excellent tutor. Thankyou."

28 Aug 18'

Andy reviewed: Blacksmith Learning Experience Day

"My 14 year old son and myself just spent a fun filled day learning the art of blacksmithing with Darren. As we are looking to set up our own hobby forge, it was great to learn so many techniques that go into this great craft. We were soon moving hot metal from forming clean tapers through to making square corners, My son came away very happy and excited, clutching a small decorative knife (made from mild steel not able to be hardened) and myself a number of pieces showing the different techniques I learnt and a fire rake. Darren was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, lunch was good from the local bakery, tea, coffee, water and biscuits where available all day. I would recommend this course to anyone that wants to learn how to blacksmith or those who would like to spend the day experiencing how this magical art works. A great day !!"

15 Oct 17'

Paul Ryan reviewed: Blacksmith Learning Experience Day

"Just spent a fantastic day with Robin and Darren, ideal for people wanting a taster in blacksmithing. Leant some useful techniques and insight into working with metal. Darren and Robin are great teachers and between them have a wealth of knowledge which they readily share. Their enthusiasm is infectious. We made 2 very useful axes, one with an adze head on the reverse which was great fun to forge along with a very beautiful toasting fork. I would whole heartedly recommend anyone who has an interest in trying out blackmithing to attend."

25 Aug 17'

Kirk Mayer reviewed: Blacksmith Learning Experience Day

"A very enjoyable day, with plenty of helpful advice and coaching, along with answers to all my questions. Left with a poker and a bottle opener, both forged into shape through the day. Rob and Daren were good company to boot. Highly recommended."

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