Enjoy a full day workshop getting to grips with the basics of blacksmithing. Starting with that all important chat about safety, you will then get straight to it, learning to hammer metal to a point and spreading the metal followed by making a simple poker each. You will then move on to making hooks and various other items. Everything you make you get to take home with you at the end of the course.
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.
Your tutor is David Gregory, 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 workshops take place on the 6 April and the 14 of July. 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.
|09:30 - 17:00
|09:30 - 17:00
|Concession Young person (under 25)
- Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
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.
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.
Mess room available for course participants to use during breaks, including facilities for making hot drinks. Refreshments/lunches available to purchase from on-site café if needed.
Buscot & Coleshill Estate
26 - 27 April: a practical course covering the mixing and application of lime plaster to lath, masonry, and modern substrates, including pricking up and base coats, float coats and setting coats.