The process of hot forging iron dates back around 3000 years. Over this time, the uses, styles, technology and materials used have developed. However, the process of forming hot iron into shape using a hammer and anvil is as fundamental now as it has always been.
In this experience day, you will be shown the tools and equipment of a traditional forge, using a solid fuel hearth and hand tools to create an object of your choosing.
The aim will be for you to learn the basic skills required to get you started, should you wish to continue your journey as a blacksmith, and for you to ask any questions you wish to know about the trade.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
John Mosse is an award-winning blacksmith and conservator. He trained in the national school of Blacksmithing Hereford, before undergoing a masters in Conservation of metalwork at West Dean College.
Our Foundation Degree in Metalwork will enhance your employment prospects, give you the skills to set up as a self-employed craftsperson or allow you to continue to higher education. Encompassing both silversmithing and blacksmithing, you will learn practical skills, material properties, placing your work in a broader context and historic metalworking techniques. Find out more