Blacksmithing Courses

Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make up to three items to take home with you.

We have spaces available on the following course dates.

Course Date Course Description Available Places
27th January 2019 Beginners taster day 0
2nd February 2019 Beginners taster day 0
3rd February 2019 Beginners taster day 0
23rd February 2019 Beginners taster day 0
16th March 2019 Garden Flowers. you will create and forge some large sculptural flowers to decorate your garden all year round. 1
17th March 2019 Garden Flowers. you will create and forge some large sculptural flowers to decorate your garden all year round. 7
30th March 2019 Beginners taster day 1
13th April 2019 Beginners taster day 4
14th April 2019 Beginners taster day 9
20th April 2019 Beginners taster day 8
21st April 2019 Beginners taster day 7
4th May 2019 Beginners taster day 9
5th May 2019 Beginners taster day 8
18th May 2019 Beginners taster day 8
2nd June 2019 Beginners taster day 9
9th June 2019 Beginners taster day 9
15th June 2019 Beginners taster day 9
22nd June 2019 COURSE FULL, EMAIL INTEREST FOR AN OCTOBER DATE You will design and make your very own project. You will submit your design ideas one month prior to the weekend so Adrian can give you feedback on the project to ensure it will be successful. Under Adrians technical guidance you will create a unique one-off peice to take home and have as the new family Heirloom.! 0
23rd June 2019 You will design and make your very own project. You will submit your design ideas one month prior to the weekend so Adrian can give you feedback on the project to ensure it will be successful. Under Adrians technical guidance you will create a unique one-off peice to take home and have as the new family Heirloom.! 0
29th June 2019 Beginners taster day 9
6th July 2019 Beginners taster day 9
13th July 2019 Beginners taster day 9
17th August 2019 Beginners taster day 9
1st September 2019 Rams head pokers. you will use some traditional techniques such as splitting and firewelding to make your own unique rams head fire tool that can be made into a poker, rake or toasting fork for you fire or BBQ 5
14th September 2019 Beginners taster day 9
15th September 2019 Bouquet of flowers. you will make at least three to four roses, iris, tulips and leaves which can be arranged into a table decoration or for the wall. 6
28th September 2019 Beginners taster day 9
12th October 2019 Tool making day. this course is for those who have caught the blacksmithing bug and would like to set up their own home forge. You will make at least one pair of hand forged tongs along with a variety of punches and drifts. 7
19th October 2019 Beginners taster day 9
20th October 2019 candlestick making day 9
27th October 2019 Beginners taster day 9
9th November 2019 Beginners taster day 9
10th November 2019 Beginners taster day 9
23rd November 2019 Beginners taster day 9
30th November 2019 Beginners taster day 9

Please contact me at info@awartistblacksmiths.co.uk for further information. We can also email gift certificates if you wish to buy the day as gift.

What happens on the day?

The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get the chance to make a leaf hook and a coat-hook. Techniques for tapering, hole punching, splitting and riveting will be covered.

The Forge workshop is situated in the rural outskirts of Yarm, in the heart of the Tees Valley. All work carried is handcrafted and the business has been trading since 2004.

Adrian Wood is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian Wood his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; "From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do."

What's included in the price?

All Courses include materials. PPE will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes/boots and old clothes. No Fleeces please.

A good hearty vegetarian lunch is provided and we try where possible to use locally sourced produce. Teas, coffee and refreshments are on a constant supply.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we shall endeavour to meet them.


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