At the end of the course you will learn a series of key blacksmithing techniques which are the foundations for making beautiful ironwork. Over the three days you will develop your skills in these techniques while you make at least three items to take home with you.
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Right from the start you'll be making, not just watching. You will experience the thrill of working with hot metal and discover the satisfaction of seeing completed pieces you have made with your own hands.
The techniques you will learn:
- drawing down
- making scrolls
You will make:
- a rat tail poker
- a decorative bracket for a garden hanging basket
- a ram's head toasting fork
You will learn about the forge environment, how to use tools efficiently and safely and why it's important to use them in the correct way. In addition to your practical tuition, you will also learn about the history and background to the craft.