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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 3
Recommend to Friend 3
last week
Had the most fantastic day as a trainee blacksmith. Four of us on the experience, myself the only lady with probably the least experience of using a hammer but was made very welcome and never felt patronized. By the end of a very tiring but most enjoyable day I came home with a coat hook I was proud of, a very serviceable poker and an interesting leaf key fob. Would well.recommend.
Sue Morris
last week
Had a fantastic time doing this blacksmith day. Really great experience with spot on tuition and guidance. Made a number of items all of which you get to take home. Would thoroughly recommended for anyone looking for an experience day thats not the same as everything else.
nick constantine
last week
Fantastic experience day. Since I was very young I had alway wanted to have a go at blacksmithing and for once my wife listened to my general ramblings and brought me this experience. Michael was welcoming and explained all the steps in detail, he was knowledgeable and answered any questions from the group in way we could all understand. He was patient and made sure the four of us were enjoying the day throughout. I would highly recommend this experience day.
Alan
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Blacksmith Course Kent
One Day Blacksmith Course
Total Price£175.00
 
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