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Introduction to Blacksmithing: Christmas Edition

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A Christmas twist on our popular introduction to blacksmithing course. Spend the day learning some of the key principles of Blacksmithing with David Gregory, at the Heritage Skills Centre at Coleshill Model Farm.

Starting with that all important chat about safety, you will then get straight to it, hammering metal a point and spreading the metal followed by making and finishing a range of Christmas items. Make your own stocking fillers and learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing. This course is suitable for beginners, no prior blacksmithing experience is needed. For those who already have experience with blacksmithing we run an intermediate course.

David Gregory is an experienced master blacksmith whose work includes original commissions and a wide range of restoration projects. David also occasionally takes commissions for film and television productions. This course is limited to six participants to allow everyone plenty of time with the course tutor.

Introduction to Blacksmithing: Christmas Edition takes place on the 23rd of November. There will be a break for lunch and a mess room to eat lunch in, alternatively there is an on-site café. Tea and coffee provided.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £225.00
Concession Young person (under 25)£168.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for those 14 and over. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Please meet at the Forge, Home Farm, Coleshill

What to bring and wear

All tools and materials included. Aprons and safety glasses are all supplied, please wear work clothes such as jeans, cotton sweatshirts and sturdy footwear. Please do not wear fleeces or flip flops.

Accessibility

Accessible parking spaces marked in the car park. Toilets on site, including accessible toilet. Level access into the teaching space. Some uneven surfaces such as cobbles due to the historic nature of the building. Please bear in mind, this activity requires upper body movements. Please contact us if you would like to have an informal chat about access before you book.

Contact info

Buscot & Coleshill Estate

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