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
26th January 2020 beginners taster day 0
8th February 2020 Beginners taster day 0
9th February 2020 Beginners taster day 0
22nd February 2020 Beginners taster day 0
14th March 2020 Beginners taster day 0
21st March 2020 Garden Flowers day 1
22nd March 2020 Garden flowers day 0
5th April 2020 Beginners taster day 0
11th April 2020 Beginners taster day 0
18th April 2020 Garden flowers day, this course experience is suitable for beginners. 0
2nd May 2020 Beginners taster day 0
3rd May 2020 Beginners taster day 0
9th May 2020 Beginners taster day 0
16th May 2020 Beginners taster day 0
6th June 2020 Beginners taster day 0
7th June 2020 Beginners taster day 0
13th June 2020 Beginners taster day 7
14th June 2020 Beginners taster day 2
27th June 2020 Design and make an item of your own over the 2 days. This course is intended for people who have been on some of our other taster courses or had prior experience of blacksmithing from other tutors. 0
28th June 2020 Design and make an item of your own over the 2 days. This course is intended for people who have been on some of our other taster courses or had prior experience of blacksmithing from other tutors 0
4th July 2020 Beginners taster day 9
5th July 2020 Beginners taster day 9
11th July 2020 Beginners taster day 5
18th July 2020 Beginners taster day 8
19th July 2020 Beginners taster day 7
22nd August 2020 Beginners taster day 4
5th September 2020 Beginners taster day 7
12th September 2020 Garden flowers day 4
19th September 2020 Beginners taster day 8
26th September 2020 Garden flowers day. This day is suitable for beginners 1
3rd October 2020 Beginners taster day 5
17th October 2020 Beginners taster day 7
18th October 2020 Beginners taster day 8
24th October 2020 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 1
25th October 2020 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 1
31st October 2020 Garden flowers day 7
1st November 2020 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 7
14th November 2020 Beginners taster day 7
28th November 2020 Beginners taster day 9
5th December 2020 Beginners taster day 9
6th December 2020 Christmas themed day, you will be making a chestnut roaster and a hook to hang it from. 6

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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