Courses: Introduction to Blacksmithing

A close-up view of three steel fire pokers being presented in the hands of their respective makers. The left poker has straight, even twists, coming to a point at the end. The centre poker coils off to the maker’s left in a curve. The poker on the right has an ornate looped handle and is flattened at the end.Pokers made at Forge Club, SSW (2021). Photo: Zoë Tumika

Places: 4 per session (Beginners+)
Cost: £120 (includes tuition, materials and consumables)

5 March 2022
16 April 2022
28 May 2022
3 September 2022
The March course has been cancelled

Booking: Book online below or phone SSW on 01464 861372.

Further information:
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Our Courses Terms and Conditions are available via this link.

A one day course offering an introduction to the basic technical aspects of blacksmithing. Participants will learn how to make a fire poker from a piece of mild steel square bar which they can take away with them at the end of the day. Through making the poker, participants will be introduced to a diverse range of blacksmithing techniques including drawing out, hammering and bending as well as how to use and regulate a forge.

Next steps after this course: Two-day Blacksmithing or Open Access


Book your place on the Introduction to Blacksmithing course below. You will receive a booking confirmation email once your booking is complete. Please read or listen to our Courses terms and conditions before making a booking.

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