Blacksmithing and Creative Metalwork Courses

I offer a choice of blacksmithing and creative metalwork courses including:

Blacksmithing Experience One Day Courses

Blacksmithing Skills Longer Term Courses

Metal Sculpture & Welding For Artists Courses

Learn Blacksmithing and Metal sculpture from my forge in the Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire.

I teach using traditional blacksmithing techniques to enable you to create your own forged metal sculpture or functional object for the house or garden.

See examples of pieces made on my blacksmithing courses on Pinterest and Flikr

Blacksmithing for beginners

I teach two people maximum in the forge at any time so my courses are great for beginners and improvers as I am with you every step of the way.

You will learn to shape hot metal using traditional techniques with a coal forge, anvil, hammer and hand tools.

Following a H & S talk, with my tuition you will start by forging a simple ‘S’ shaped hook which covers basic forging techniques; drawing down a point, scrolling, using the anvil and managing your fire.

The remainder of the day is spent following my guidance making a piece to your own design.  If you struggle with design work, I can help you and offer set pieces that you can forge ie; garden bird feeder, poker, candle holder.

These courses are suitable for all abilities and I aim to ensure everyone that comes on a day course will go home with a finished piece of their own work.

Please note; I do not teach knife or blade making!

There are a limited number of course days available through the year, October to May.  Usually on a Friday - not weekends.  Please note that I fit the courses in between my main commissioned work.

Only £165 per person per one day course.  (Spread the cost with a deposit on booking)

Further blacksmithing and metal work courses:

Other courses are available:

One-to-one blacksmithing days - for people that want the forge to themselves or want to learn specific techniques like welded sculpture.

Long term Improver Blacksmithing and  Metal Sculpture Techniques.  Courses for those people wanting to develop their skills or specialise in a particular technique - please enquire for more details.

More course days will be available - Winter/Spring 2024.

All protective equipment and tools will be provided - you will need to bring lunch and ideas for what you would like to make!

The blacksmithing workshop with forge where I run my blacksmithing and creative metal work courses
View across the forge hearth

Blacksmithing Course Dates for 2024:

Friday 15th March 2024 FULLY BOOKED

Friday 22nd March 2024

Friday 5th April 2024 FULLY BOOKED

Friday 12th April 2024

Friday 19th April 2024

Friday 26th April 2024

More dates will be added for 2024 - contact me to get added to the waiting list!

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