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Blacksmith Course Kent

Horsmonden   
REF: X20BK1

  • Learn the art of blacksmithing in Kent
  • Hosted by award-winning blacksmith Michael
  • Full day courses with a max of four pupils
  • Make three metal-work creations to take home
 



What's Included

  • One day blacksmithing course
  • Introduction to general blacksmithing skills
  • Work for the day under the instruction of an award winning blacksmith using traditional blacksmithing tools
  • Make your own fire poker, key fob and hook to take home with you
  • Participants will have their own forge, anvil, vice and set of tools
  • Hand outs detailing how to make each item
  • Break for lunch (not included, please bring a packed lunch)
  • You will form part of a small group of up to four participants

What Can I Expect

Forge your metalworking skills on these one-day blacksmith courses in Kent! Hosted by award-winning blacksmith Michael, you'll spend the day at his workshop in the heart of Kent, learning the art of blacksmithing.

Located just outside the Kentish village of Horsmonden, Michael has set up a fully-equipped blacksmith's forge. He specialises in using both traditional and contemporary techniques to create both classic and modern pieces. We love his architectural work, which has included everything from traditional iron gates at the Houses of Parliament, to vine-themed balconies on modern barn conversions.

As well as bespoke commissions and design work, Michael loves to take time to teach blacksmithing. Pupils come from all over Kent, Sussex and beyond to be taught the basics of this ancient craft. It's a pleasure for us to be able to offer this blacksmithing course with Michael that lasts a full day.

Class sizes are kept to a maximum of just four people per course. The teaching is fully hands-on, so you'll need to be fairly physically fit to take part and get the most out of the day. You'll both be given your own set of blacksmithing tools, including the forge, anvil, vice and hand tools.

Working the molten metal is as amazing as you'd imagine. Taking a simple piece of metal and crafting it into a beautiful shape is thoroughly immersive and utterly satisfying. Throughout the day you'll be working on three pieces, including a key fob, a fire poker and a hook. After you come up with a design together, Michael will be alongside you to explain, demonstrate and assist as you work.

By the end of these blacksmith courses in Kent you will have learnt a lot, created three lovely pieces to take home with you and spent a day in the heart of Kent with a very talented blacksmith, who is sure to inspire you. A great day out with a difference, suitable from the age of 16 years.

Availability

  • Thursdays throughout the year
  • The course does not operate in July and August
  • Sessions generally start at 9:30 finishing around 17:30

Location

  • The Forge, Horsmonden, Kent

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 16
  • Due to the nature of this activity a good, general level of fitness is required

Spectators

  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • You will be required to sign a disclaimer form on the day

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 8
3 months ago
The guy was very professional and helpful he showed us exactly what to do and how to do it.Not my sort of thing but really had a good day and will do it again.
Kevin Atkins
5 months ago
An excellent day. There was much more than I expected and the skills of Michael were astounding. He is a great teacher and very patient. Also made a great lunch which was totally unexpected. I have tried to upload a photo but it is not allowing it.
Lou Norris
5 months ago
fantastic day fully recommend it .michael is a genius
darren palmer
5 months ago
Brilliant day. Highly recommended.
Daniel
5 months ago
This experience was amazing - Mike (the instructor) was fabulous, really talented and very patient - helped you out however much you needed. I was lucky and got to experience using both the traditional coal forge and the gas forge. What was great (and in my opinion better than some other experiences) is that everything you made you got to take away at the end of the day with you. Definitely worth doing if you have any interest - it really was a full day and great fun! (Just FYI, in case you’re concerned - I’m a small-ish woman and could do absolutely everything, no problem at all!) Thanks Mike for a fab day and all I absolutely love everything I made!
Hannah
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Blacksmith Course Kent
One Day Blacksmith Course
Total Price£175.00
 
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