This course introduces you to the creative possibilities within hot forging. Transforming a lifeless everyday material through fire, hammer and hand is a magical process that gives great scope for beautiful forms and compositions. You will be shown techniques that are the building blocks of the blacksmith's craft, such as forging, twisting, bending and hot punching. By experimenting with these, small sample pieces will be produced that allow you to demonstrate some of these newfound techniques and processes. The tutor will show you how to make a decorative fire poker and a forged coat hook. However, should you wish to make something of your own design, that's fine too.
No previous experience is needed and you are free to make both practical pieces and sculpture.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
James Price is a blacksmith and designer, combining traditional forging with a contemporary aesthetic. Trained at Brighton University and the Centre for Rural Crafts, Hereford, he established his forge in 2001.