Spend a day in a fully equipped forge learning about the workshop and practicing basic blacksmithing techniques. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge you will be shown the tools, equipment and how to light and use the forge.
You will cover basic metallurgy; will work the metal at different temperatures; and will learn how to judge the heat of the metal by it's colour.
You will also get to work on an anvil and learn how to manipulate the metal with a variety of techniques. Spend the morning practising these techniques and in the afternoon you will be able to put all these
processes together to create your own forged metal work to take home.
Home and Garden
Spend a weekend improving the skills you have learnt on the Introduction Course. On this course you will forge a beautifully hand-crafted hanging basket bracket, artistic garden stake and lantern bracket.
On this course you will improve the skills you have learnt on the Introduction Course. You will create three special hand-forged pieces based on organic forms; an ornamental ramshead, leaves and a garden snail.